EARLY ANTIQUE SERIAL NUMBER 1895 .30-40 CALIBER RIFLE, #52XX, MADE 1897.
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EARLY ANTIQUE SERIAL NUMBER 1895 .30-40 CALIBER RIFLE, #52XX, MADE 1897. I believe this is one of the very first made without the "flatside" frame of the approximately first 5,000 production. Interestingly, this one comes with a factory letter that lists the serial number as being applied December 15, 1897 and further states that this is a "Rifle, Caliber 30, NEW SYSTEM, Received in the warehouse December 22, 1897 and Shipped on the same day." I've never seen a notation of "New System" but can only conclude that this indicates the new scalloped frame that was used until the end of production. The 28" barrel shows good thinning blue throughout with buckhorn and blade/bead front sight. The receiver blue has aged thinned to a gray brown with good thin blue on the right side and a bit less on the left. Fine deep blue on the bolt on top of the receiver. The screw in the top forward left side of the receiver is missing and should be easy to replace. Fine wood with tight wood to metal fit. Exc. mech. and bore that is only a little dark. A very interesting and early 1895 that is undoubtedly one of the first non-flatside models produced in 1897.
Rifle Caliber: .30-40 Krag
Model: 1895 rifle
Serial Number: 52XXX
Barrel Length: 28
Bore Condition: FINE+