Manufactured in 1904. Beaded blade front and filler block in the rear sight dovetail, two-line address and patent date marking on top barrel flat, second model takedown receiver with hidden locking lugs, "WRF" marking on front face of receiver, smooth trigger, casehardened checkered hammer, and flip up adjustable peep sight on the upper tang. Twelve groove slide handle and smooth straight grip stock with casehardened crescent buttplate.
Excellent plus with 98% plus bright original blue finish, light cycling marks, and extremely small specks of surface oxidation visible at the rear of the receiver. The wood is also excellent plus with some small dings and nearly all of the vivid original case colors remain on the buttplate. Mechanically excellent. It would be difficult to find a better example!
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