.45-70 caliber, 24" round barrel, S/N 340171. Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock. Standard Trapdoor lock markings, 1873 marked low arch breech block. V/P/[eagle head] inspection and P proof at breech. No visible cartouche at wrist or [circle]-P proof behind triggerguard. Correct "XC" marked Buffington rear sight, pinned front sight without hood, correct wrap-around sling swivel on upper band with sling swivel in toe. Sling bar and ring. 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. No cleaning rods in butt trap. An interesting example of a scarce "Experimental Carbine" with an 1873 marked breech block.
Good. Retains some minute traces of finish mixed with a heavily oxidized plum patina with some mottled patches of surface roughness. Clear marks in metal, no wood marks visible. Mechanically functional, good bore with light pitting that needs to be cleaned. Wood worn and lightly sanded with numerous bumps, dings, mars and handling marks.
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