Got a response- this is a gent that writes the entries that are used in Flayderman's Guide to Antique Firearms, and Blue Book of Gun Values-
Hi Curt, good to hear from you.
I don't know for certain, but my guess would be the same as the other forum members -- likely an artificially aged &/or abused reproduction, roughly resembling an old Remington. -- Jim
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.