S/N 149940, .44 c.f. caliber, 20 inch barrel, 4th model saddle ring carbine. Receiver is smooth aged brass color with excellent geometric and scroll engraving (see example on page 118 in Madis book), small, neat “LDN” on bottom of frame. The carbine wood with brass butt plate is deep, almost red walnut. Circa 1878. Condition: bore is very good with scattered black powder oxidation, barrel and tube are mottled plum with shades of silver coming through. The receiver is just the right color, and the wood is sound with scattered use dings, the worst being a “dent” on left of fore arm. Action is smooth, and markings are excellent.
Lot 214, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 20, 2017, Mesa, AZ.