Manufactured in 1888. The barrel has a German silver blade front sight, adjustable sporting rear sight, the two-line address, and "38-56 W.C.F." on top at the breech. The rifle properly does not have the oval "WP" proofs. The casehardened frame has the model designation on the upper tang and the serial number and patent marking on the lower tang.
Very good with an attractive "frontier used" appearance. The receiver mostly exhibits mottled gray and brown patina and has some light pitting and general moderate wear consistent with period use. The barrel assembly is mostly brown patina overall. The breech bolt has bright blue finish. The hammer screw is damaged on the frame. The wood is also very good and has mild scratches and dings, a small chip by the lower tang, and moderate wear that matches the metal. Mechanically excellent. The Model 1886 is a strong and durable design and was popular in the West. This rifle has a lot of character and shows honest use.
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