"MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH 7-LEAF REAR SIGHT. SN 63376. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine and Beach's front sight. It has the very rare platinum line 7-leaf express rear sight on top flat with six folding leaves graduated from 100-600 yards and the seventh leaf a ladder sight graduated from 700-1,000 yards. The bbl address has been relocated further forward on top flat to accommodate this extra long sight and the caliber marking has been relocated to left top flat, again to accommodate this long sight. It has single set trigger and factory sling swivels. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully documenting this rifle with oct bbl, set trigger, 7-leaf express & Beach front sights, sling & swivels, shipped Dec. 8, 1892 to Order #6686. It is well documented that the vast majority of these 7-leaf sight rifles were ordered by and shipped to hunters and landowners in South Africa. Most of them saw extreme hard service on that frontier and are rarely ever found retaining much orig finish. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal overall has been cleaned & lightly artificially aged. Lever screw is slightly battered as are the timing screws. Stock has a tiny hairline back of top tang and the forearm has a repaired crack with a couple of light gouges, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-31932 JR297 (4,000-7,000)"
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