.32 RF/CF caliber, 24" octagonal barrel, S/N 21730 on top of frame, and 21728 on the barrel. With all matching numbers otherwise. The barrel is also marked No. 22 . The left side of the frame is marked with the Brown name and address and Ballard's patent. The frame features the checkered grip extractor found only on early production Brown rifles (less than 50 believed to be in existence). With a broken folding Beech front sight and a tang mounted sliding peep sight. With deluxe wood on the forearm and buttstock.
The barrel has a faded plum patina, with areas of flat gray. The frame has some areas of very strong case colors, and is slightly faded to a gunmetal patina in some other areas. The underside of the breechblock has a very slight casting flaw to the metal. The wood has some slight nicks and dings but is in good overall condition. The bore and action are excellent.