.45-75 caliber, 28" barrel, S/N 45758. This very unusual gun has a number of special features. 28" octagonal barrel is matted throughout its length. The receiver is case hardened. Rifle is fitted with set trigger. Stock and forend are of extremely fancy oil finish, walnut, but not checkered. Barrel is fitted with a folding globe front sight and standard latter type rear sight. Rifle is presently fitted with a Vernier tang sight (not mentioned in factory letter).
Firearm is fine throughout. Barrel retains much original blue finish. Magazine tube retains considerable fading blue finish. Receiver retains most of its case hardened finish with some rainbow colors remaining. Nose cap in similar condition. Case hardening on buttplate is faded. Hammer retains brilliant case hardening. Dust cover retains most of its bright bluing. Lever retains considerable cased colors. Set trigger retains almost almost all of its bright blue and functions properly. Stock with ultra deluxe flame grain retains much original oil finish. Forend with matching grain with some handling wear. Buttplate in good condition. Action works perfectly. Bore is fine-to-excellent. A very rare and desirable 1876 rifle. Features confirmed by factory letter.
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