Manufactured in 1895 (W.A.C.A.), the second year of production, with the standard markings. The included factory letter lists the rifle in .38-55 with a half octagon barrel, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, hard rubber shotgun buttplate, oil finish, and takedown when received at the warehouse 14 January 1896 and shipped the same day. The left of the lower tang is marked "2432 CF S XXX" (the number stamped over what appears to be "2217") and "2432" is repeated in the stock inlet. Fitted with dovetailed German silver blade front and elevation adjustable notch rear sights. Mounted with a finely figured "H" pattern checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a Winchester, hard rubber, shotgun buttplate.
Very fine, retains 75% plus original blue finish, 40% case colors, and 60% original nitre blue finish on the loading gate with the balance thinned to a smooth grey patina and a few scattered patches of light surface pitting. The wood is also very fine with a few scattered light handling marks, a small, barely noticeable, filled chip near the lower tang, and crisp checkering on the buttstock. The forend checkering has been recut. Mechanically excellent.
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