Manufactured in 1885 as a Third Model with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrations at the rear. The rifle has a combination Beach front sight and a folding ladder rear sight marked "1876." The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line address/patent dates marking ahead of the rear sight and "CAL. 40-60" at the breech. The cartridge elevator is marked "40-60." The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1876." Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock. The buttstock is fitted with a trapdoor crescent buttplate (cleaning rod not included).
Very fine, retaining 85% plus bright original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance.40% original niter blue remains on the loading gate. Patterns of original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The upper tang screw is absent with the tang bent slightly downward. The wood is fine with a slight chip at the upper tang and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
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