Manufactured in 1895. Standard two-line address and desirable "50-100-450" caliber marking on the top of the barrel at the breech, model designation on the upper tang, and two-line patent marking and serial number on the lower tang. Fitted with dovetailed German silver blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as receipt at the warehouse on 31 July 1895 and shipment on 7 August 1895 in order number 17152.
Good, retains strong traces of original blue finish, mostly in sheltered areas, with the balance a plum-brown patina and a silvery-grey patina in place of the case colors. The wood is also good with minor dings and scratches scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent.
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