Manufactured in 1888 and subsequently engraved. The sides of the receiver feature a scallop-like border pattern and scrollwork on a punch dot background. The left side of the receiver has a panel scene engraving. The barrel has the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "45-90 W.C.F." at the breech and is fitted with dovetail blade front and elevation adjustable rear sights. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886." The lower tang has the serial number and the two-line patent dates marking. Mounted on a smooth forearm and straight grip stock.
Very good as custom embellished. The barrel, magazine, forend cap, bolt retain and buttplate 50% of the original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The receiver has an overall bright appearance. There is some minor pitting that is deeper and more extensive on the buttplate. The engraving is crisp. The refinished wood is very good with a hairline crack on the forearm (left side) and a few minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
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