Manufactured in 1896. This is a beautiful example of a restored Model 1886 Saddle Ring Carbine. The top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight is marked with the two-line address, and "45-70" is at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-", and the serial number is on the lower tang. Pinned blade front sight and folding three leaf rear sight graduated. Blue barrel, barrel bands, saddle ring, stud and magazine tube and casehardened remaining parts, and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate.
Very fine as professionally restored. The carbine retains 98% plus of the blue finish and case colors showing the slightest handling marks and some pitting under the finish. The wood shows some minor handling marks. The action needs work as the hammer releases from the half cock position when the trigger is pulled.
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