.45-70 caliber, 32 5/8" barrel, S/N 71752. The barrel is marked with a VP over an eagle head, over a P. The breechblock is marked U.S. Model 1873. The lock is marked U.S. Springfield with an eagle motif. The stock has an inspector's cartouche on the left of the wrist, and is stamped AL and has a firing proof behind the trigger guard. The walnut stock features a button headed ramrod, stacking sling swivels and a U.S. marked buttplate.
The barrel and lock display nearly all of their original blue finish, and the breechblock has a nice oil quenched patina. The bore and the action are excellent.