"MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 54049. Cal. .40-65. 22" round bbl. Pedestal with pin blade front sight, 1886 marked ladder carbine rear sight, stud and saddle ring mounted on left side of receiver. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with straight grip, and carbine butt. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this gun as a carbine with a ship date of September 26, 1893 order #444. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine retain 60-70% thinning and faded blue with balance turning a gray/brown patina. Receiver has turned to a very dark smooth patina. Top tang has two silver soldered repairs, one right behind hammer, and one through the rear tang screw hole. Stock has a professional repair along the length of the top tang channel. Stock appears to be orig and carries usual nicks, dings, and scratches, and has an old hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bore is somewhat dark with moderate pitting. 4-32098 BDT187 (4,000-7,000)"
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