Interesting gun being a First Model Variation 5 with the thumbprint dust cover and the trigger pin exposed as well as the later butt plate. These were found in the 28,000 – 30,000 serial range. Deluxe rifle with special features that include a 24 inch half octagon barrel and half mag chambered in 44 WCF. Case hardened frame and deluxe checkered wood. Set trigger. Crisp action. Shiny bore with some scattered roughness. Barrel retains most original thinning blue with some light scratches. Hammer, lever and frame have most vivid case colors present especially in the protected areas. Forearm has re-cut checkering and a small piece filled on the left side next to the cap but still has most original varnish. Stock has re-cut checkering with traces of original varnish. A chip out by the upper tang, most likely from removing the stock numerous times. Butt plate has traces of case colors. Good looking deluxe rifle from 1878!