Manufactured in 1898 with the standard two-line address and caliber marking on the upper barrel flat, model designation on the upper tang, and two-line patent dates and serial number on the lower tang. The left side of the lower tang is marked "214 XX" and the stock inlet is marked "214", with a faint "6" in front of the "2". The barrel and magazine have been shortened to their current lengths. It is fitted with German silver blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a finely figured, "H" pattern checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
Fine as modified, retains 70% plus of the original blue finish on the shortened barrel and 30% of the original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina. The wood is also very good with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout and mostly crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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