Manufactured in 1890 as a third model with a special order extra length 30 inch octagonal barrel and set trigger. The barrel has dovetail blade and elevation adjustable sights and is marked with the two-line address/patent dates information ahead of the rear sight and "32 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873," the lower tang has the serial number, and the cartridge elevator has traces of the caliber marking.
Very good. The rifle has a smooth dark patina with scattered traces of original blue finish in the protected areas. There is some very scattered light to minor pitting .The wood is very good with a missing minor chip from the wrist (left side), a couple hairline cracks near the buttplate tang and some minor pressure dents and scratches. The set trigger does not function, otherwise the action cycles properly.
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