16 gauge, 26.5" round barrel with adjustable choke at muzzle, S/N 1275. Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth walnut stock, pewter forend caps. Top of loading gate marked: ROPER REPEATING RIFLE CO / AMHERST, MASS. / PATENTED APRIL 10, 1866. Four shot cartridge carrier, grooved rear sight, bead front sight.
Very good. Barrel with traces of blued finish mixed with scattered surface oxidation and minor roughness. Clear markings, mechanically functional, but cartridge carrier has some timing issues and does not always index correctly. Good bore will clean to better. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.
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