Manufactured in 1906, this is a rare Trapper's Carbine with a desirable 14 inch barrel. Carbines such as this one would have still been highly valued in the American West, much of which was still quite untamed, for their mobility and firepower. The included 2021 dated Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms exemption letter lists this carbine as being removed from the purview of the National Firearms Act and classified as a curio and relic. The barrel has standard markings and is fitted with a pinned brass blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight. The left side of the receiver is fitted with a saddle ring. The upper tang is marked with the three-line model and trademark information, and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. It is mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as receipt at the factory on 10 February 1906 and shipped 23 February 1906 in order number 42837.
Very good, showing the typical wear of a frontier ranch gun, retains 25% of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to a mixture of grey and brown patinas, and some scattered patches of light pitting. The wood is good, wearing the scars of a tough working life, with some minor dings, scratches, and chips, and a hairline crack in the left of the buttstock near the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.
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