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Can anyone help provide any insight on the rifle in the attached pictures? I can't seem to find a reference for one exactly like it, but my Colt book says they only made 35 in 50 cal with 24 inch barrel.
 

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Interesting early full-stocked rifle with attached patent oiler and unfluted cylinder.
Does that very long brass foreend cap look like original factory workmanship to you? Never seen anything like it.
What do you think is the significance of the N.S. stamp?
 

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The end cap certainly has lots of age and it doesn't look at all improvised, but I also have never seen one anything like it. Also odd that the rear sight is set into the markings, but it also looks old.
My guess is these sporters were pretty much custom one-off jobs, so it will be hard to confirm what may or may not have been changed. Hoping someone knows more.
 

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