Manufactured in 1897, the barrel has the standard two-line address/patent marking in front of the rear sight. The model designation is on the upper tang and serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Fitted with German silver blade front and elevation adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a checkered hard rubber buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as shipment on June 23, 1897. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Excellent, retaining 95% plus original blue finish on the barrel and magazine with a slight mark where the elevator slides on the rear sight. Receiver 85% plus vivid original case colors with the balance a smooth silver gray and brown patina. Wood is very fine with numerous limited vertical light scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.
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