The accompanying factory letter confirms the special order 24 inch half octagon barrel (shorter than standard 28 inches) in .45-60 caliber, casehardened receiver and plain trigger. The rifle was received in the warehouse on September 6, 1884 and shipped on September 8. The rifle is fitted with a German silver blade front sight, an elevation adjustable rear sight and Vernier tang peep sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line legend ahead of the rear sight and "CAL. 45-60" at the breech. "45-60" is also marked on the cartridge elevator. The straight grip stock is fitted with a trapdoor buttplate (cleaning rod not included).
Very good, retaining strong traces of original blue and silvered out patterns of original case colors with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The dust cover is a lightly pitted replacement. The wood is fine with minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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