.30WCF (.30-30), mfg. in 1899
Original finish on metal and wood, bluing gone and turned to brown. Not messed-with, not drilled and tapped for receiver or tang sights.
Original 3-leaf rear sight, 2-line address on barrel. Original brass blade front sight.
Some screw heads are a bit buggered, there's a chip broken from the hammer and one of the rear sight leaves has been broken.
Although this example is chambered in the most common caliber, original-condition 19th century saddle ring carbines don't turn up everyday. Finding one that hasn't been drilled, or cold-blued in someone's garage, or had it's wood sanded and sprayed with high-gloss polyurethane is a somewhat rare occurance. Higher condition examples command quite a price.
C&R eligible, unfortunatly not antique as it was produced in 1899, not 1898 or earlier.
Price is $700 shipped or $675 FTF in the NE Florida area. Interesting trade suggestions welcome, looking in particular for an M1 carbine,but money speaks loudest to me right now. SOLDMore photos here
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