Dovetail blade front and fixed notch rear sights, correct first style barrel inscription, "22 SHORT" caliber marking on the top flat at the breech, casehardened solid frame receiver, correct first style notched breech bolt, smooth trigger, and checkered hammer spur, standard three-line maker, model, and patent marking on the upper tang, tang mounted adjustable rear peep sight, and unique one-line lower tang "JUNE 26,1888" patent marking. Short, twelve groove slide handle and smooth straight grip stock with crescent buttplate.
Fair. The barrel and magazine tube have aged to a mostly uniform brown patina with well defined markings, some marring around the rear sight dovetail and rear magazine tube ring, light edge wear, and small nicks and dings throughout. The receiver has an artificial dark gray patina on bottom of frame with re-stamped serial number. Shadows of original case colors, a number of small dings visible on the right side, and mostly brown patina on the balance. The refinished wood is also very good with small dings and dents, and gray patina on the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.
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