Before we discovered serial number 11 and later serial number 10, Merz discovered this important gun in a collection in Europe. This rifle is in extraordinary condition with most of the original bright vivid blue and case hardening. Excellent throughout with all correct early model 1873 features. This extraordinary find was offered by Leroy Merz Antique Firearms for the first time ever on the collector’s firearms market.
Sold by Merz in 2007