Manufactured in 1880 and subsequently arsenal upgraded/rebuilt. It has a pinned blade front sight, Buffington rear sight, barrel band with built in sight protector for use with a leather boot on horseback, boxed script "SWP/1880" (Samuel W. Porter) inspection cartouche stamped on the left wrist of the stock, circled script "P" proof behind the lower tang. Includes a three-piece cleaning rod in the butt trap.
Fine, retains 70% arsenal refurbished blue finish, 50% faded original case colors with scattered light to moderate freckling. Stock is also fine with defined edges, scattered light dents and handling marks, and crisp stampings. Mechanically excellent.
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