"MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 43284. Cal. 45-75, standard 22" round bbl with square base front sight, an 1876 marked carbine rear sight, receiver has standard stud and saddle ring, mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with full length forend, straight grip stock and carbine butt, accompanied with Cody firearm fact sheet identifying as carbine shipped February 17, 1885 on order 18271. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, band and nose cap retain 40-50% orig blue that has flaked to a dark silver and brown patina. Receiver has 60-70% orig blue with wear areas at front and right side that have turned to a silvery brown patina color and some flaking on the left plate that has left a silver and brown splotchy patina look. Lever and hammer have traces of color but are mostly a dark gray patina. Buttplate has entirely flaked to leave a silver patina finish with a few blotchy brown spots. Stocks are sound with a minor crack running along top left side of tang and usual nicks, dings, and dents, but retains most of its original oiled finish. Forend is a little more beaten with depression dents, nicks dings and scratches. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright as gun has seen more carrying than actual use. 4-31789 BDT93 (5,000-7,000)"
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