Manufactured circa 1895 to 1899. According to consignor notes, this rifle has been modified with a 19 inch solid rib German made barrel rechambered by Ackley in Savage .250-3000 and with a replacement forearm and stock. The barrel features a raised ramp beaded blade front sight and three folding leaf rear sight on the matte solid rib. The left side of the barrel near the breech is marked "BOEHLER * ANTIUIT", and the underside marked "Germany". A lug has been added to the underside to secure the forearm. The receiver is engraved with fine scroll patterns. Mounted with a multi-point walnut forearm and round knob pistol grip stock with a cheek piece, White Line vented recoil pad and sling swivel. Consignor notes state that this rifle once belonged to G. Edward Lewis. Writer located a number of G. Edward Lewis' on the internet.
Very fine as custom embellished with 90% dark rust blue finish remaining, showing some thinning and small areas of smooth gray patina on the barrel. There is a repaired crack on the top of the stock at the upper tang, and overall there are a few minor dings and scratches. The checkering is crisp. The engraving is clear and crisp. The action is fine.
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