Manufactured in 1900 with the standard two-line address and caliber markings on the upper flat of the barrel and the serial number is on the lower tang. The No. 3 weight octagon barrel is fitted with blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. It is mounted with a smooth Schnabel tip forearm with an ebony insert and a smooth pistol grip stock (no assembly number, as is the tang) with a crescent buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Very fine, retains 80% plus of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth brown-grey patina, primarily on edges, the buttplate, and the upper tang, where the tang screw shows considerable marring. The wood is fine with a hidden repair in the stock inlet that has allowed some gaps around the upper tang and a slightly loose fit, and otherwise minimal handling marks. Mechanically excellent.