Manufactured in 1894 as a third model with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with rear serrations. Special order extra length barrel fitted with German silver dovetail blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights, special order set trigger and sling swivels, and the upper tang drilled and tapped for a peep sight with installed filler screws. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a trapdoor crescent buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration including the special order features as well as receipt at the warehouse on 6 November 1894 and shipment the same day.
Very good, retains strong traces original blue finish mainly in sheltered areas with the balance showing a mostly brown patina and a few scattered patches of light pitting. The wood is also fine with minor dings and scratches scattered throughout, five small notches in the right edge of the forearm near the receiver, and a few light chips in other edges. Mechanically excellent.
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