Manufactured in 1893. The rifle is fitted with a blade front sight, an elevation buckhorn rear sight and a folding tang peep sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line address marking ahead of the rear sight and "40-82 W.C.F." at the breech. The lower tang has the patent dates marking and the serial number. The deluxe "XX" walnut forearm and pistol grip stock feature "H" style checkering. The pistol grip stock features an ebony grip insert and is fitted with a solid crescent buttplate. The left side of the lower tang is marked "838 XX." The assembly number "838" is repeated on the stock inlet and buttplate.
Fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 60% original blue finish with the balance thinning to a brown. 70% original blue finish remains on the bolt, and 30% original niter blue remains on the loading gate. 25% vivid original case colors remain in the protected areas of the receiver, otherwise fading to silver gray, mostly on the bright bottom. The wood is also fine with numerous scattered scratches and some scattered blemishes in the overall crisp checkering along with retaining much of the original varnish. Mechanically excellent.
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