Manufactured in 1872. The carbine has the distinctive brass receiver, round barrel with full length magazine, barrel band with integral front sight, saddle ring and staple on the left side of the frame and walnut stock with crescent brass buttplate with compartment (cleaning rod not included). The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address/King's Improvement patent dates and the serial number is marked on the underside of the receiver directly behind the trigger. There is a small "P" and "S" ahead of the first lower tang screw and an "&" just ahead of the lever latch. Two leaf folding carbine rear sight, and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm secured by one barrel band and straight grip stock.
Very good plus. The barrel and magazine tube have a smooth dark and gray mottled patina. The lever has a smooth dark patina. The fine brass components have a very attractive untouched natural patina. The very good wood shows a few moderate dents on the forearm and overall some scattered minor dings, dents and scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is fine. Provenance: The John Fox Collection.
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