Manufactured in 1884 as a Third Model with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrations at the rear. Two-line address/King's patent marking and "44 CAL" on the top barrel flat, model designation on the upper tang, serial number on the lower tang, and "44 CAL." faintly on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. Fitted with German silver blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a trapdoor crescent buttplate (cleaning rod not included). Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Very good, retains 45% of the original blue finish and traces of case color patterns with the balance having thinned to a mostly smooth brown-grey patina and some scattered small patches of light pitting. The magazine tube has two dents visible on the bottom. The wood is also fine with minor dings and scratches scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent.
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