.56 caliber, 39.5" octagonal barrel. The barrel is marked on the top flat J. Johnsen. Johnsen was a known Ohio born gunsmith who operated out of Shasta City, California.The lock features floral engravings, and is marked Jos. Golcher. With straight blade German silver front sight and a notched rear sight. The half stock has a plated forend cap, and one German silver key escutcheon. The butt features a raised cheekpiece that has an inlaid German silver oval. the inlay is engraved XIV "Big Tom" and features a buffalo (likely noting the name of the rifle, and the number of buffalo kills). With double set triggers, trigger guard with finger spur and pineapple finial, ash ramrod, and crescent buttplate with a pineapple finial on the underside plate.
Provenance: Jim Dresslar
The barrel has an even plum patina. The stock displays a lovely aged patina, and has some slight age cracks behind the nosecap and forward of the trigger guard. The rifled barrel displays an excellent bore, and the action is crisp.