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A local shop has one that says it was updated in 1879. I was unable to find any info on this on the net. There is light pits here and there and the wood is pretty dinged up and there is a crack near the nose cap. Also some of the wood under the buttplate is chipped away and is visible from the side. Asking price is 350 plus tax. Is it worth it?
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The 1879 upgrade is the rear sight. It should have a buckhorn sight that adjusts for windage. They also changed the stock at this time to one with a thicker/shorter wrist which was less likely to break.Is the bore ok? if so its not a bad price for a shooter. If the bores worn,pitted I'd pass.Good looking rifles run about 650-800 bucks.
 
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