Manufactured in 1894 with the desirable early casehardened receiver found only on Model 1886 rifles manufactured prior to 1902. Standard two-line address and "45-90 W.C.F." on the top of the barrel, model designation on the upper tang, and two-line patent marking and serial number on the lower tang. The barrel is fitted with a German silver blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a nicely figured, smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Very fine, retains 85% plus of the original blue finish and 60% plus of the vibrant original case colors with the balance mostly a smooth silvery grey patina and a few scattered patches of mild pitting, primarily around the muzzle. The re-oiled wood is also very fine with a few scattered minor dings and a short hairline crack in the right of the wrist. Mechanically excellent.