Manufactured in 1901 with dovetailed German silver blade front and adjustable buckhorn rear sights. The top barrel flat is marked with the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "25-20 W.C.F." at the breech. It has the three-line model/maker/patent marking on the upper tang, the serial number on the bottom of the receiver, full length magazine tube, blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever, and a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate. The accompanying Cody Museum Records Office sheet verifies the rifle configuration, caliber, octagon barrel, plain trigger, serial number application date of March 27, 1901, and that it was shipped in order number 9562 on April 20, 1901.
Fine. The rifle retains 60% plus original blue finish showing some bright edge wear, some thinning to a gray and plum patina, and some minor scratches on the receiver. Most of the original vivid case colors remain on the hammer, and the lever is a mix of original case colors and a smooth gray patina. The refinished wood is very good with some scattered minor dents and scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. Mechanically excellent.
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