"MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4057. Cal. 35 WCF. 24" bbl, pedestal based with Lyman fine bead front sight, replacement Kings sporting rear without elevator, and receiver mounted with Lyman lever sight. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. Forend is usual Schnabel shape with black tip insert. This is a somewhat unusual receiver with a 4000 serial number, second type manufacturer markings, and first style tang markings. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 50-60% orig blue with muzzle wear and blended with brown patina and light surface rust. Receiver has 30-40% orig blue mostly in protected areas with wear on sharp edges and carrying point; there is also a mixture of silver and brown patina. Stocks are sound with numerous scratches, a few minor dings, and a couple of gouges. It is a little dark near the receiver and has traces of orig varnish that carries a well worn, weathered look. Mechanics are good, bore is dark but shows strong rifling with some minor scattered pitting. 4-33865 BDT220 (1,000-2,000)"
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