Manufactured in 1895, the second year of production, with standard two-line address, "32-40" at the breech, three line model/trademark/patent date marking on the upper tang, and serial number on the bottom of the receiver. Fitted with pinned blade front and folding ladder rear sights, saddle ring on the left of the receiver, and added sling swivels on the barrel band and carbine stock. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as receipt at the warehouse on 28 August 1895 and shipment on 20 November 1895.
Fine, retains 60% original blue finish and faint traces of the original case colors with the balance a smooth grey patina. The wood is also fine with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent.
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