The accompanying factory letter lists this rifle with an octagon barrel in .32-40 caliber and plain trigger when received in the warehouse on May 8, 1895 and shipped on January 9, 1896. Two-line address and "32-40" on the top barrel flat, three-line model/patent marking on the upper tang, and desirable early serial number on the bottom of the receiver. Fitted with dovetailed German silver blade front and elevation adjustable notch rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
Good, retains traces of the original blue finish, mostly in sheltered areas, with the balance a mottled grey-brown patina. The lightly sanded and revarnished wood is also good with some scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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