This rifle is one of the Maynard target rifles produced in the late 19th century by the Massachusetts Arms Company. It was likely used by a member of a rifle team. It features a windage adjustable globe front sight, rear peep sight on the tang, "MANUFACTURED BY/MASS. ARMS. CO./CHICOPEE FALLS/1882" on the right side of the action, "EDWARD MAYNARD/PATENTEE/MAY 27.1851./DEC.6.1859" followed by "1873" on the left side, matching numbers on the barrel and lower tang, a fancy grade checkered walnut forearm and stock with grip that has a removable wood insert piece over the lower tang, and a nickel plated Swiss buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Very fine with essentially all of the original nickel, 80% plus original blue and 85% vivid casehardened finish, some scattered minor marks and scratches, and general light overall wear. The wood is also very fine and has crisp checkering, glossy finish, minor handling and storage wear, and attractive figure. Mechanically excellent.
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