My wife's grandfather was given this rifle and it has no model markings to speak of I have attached pictures any help would be great.
I think tip up also. That rear sight at back of receiver is not normally seen.You have a steven's tip up model .
It looks like the barrel was shortened,at the breech about a inch.(the reason the name is half missing).
Probably to fix chamber erosion from black powder loads used at the time.
I have one just like it.
Here is what I think he has in an article. Article says fore arm missing on it. Interesting read. SeemsYes the rear sight appears to be original, hard to tell in photo.
They are very rare and desirable on the tip up models.
Tell him too go SCROOOM himself.Yes it has the flip up rear sight that is intact and operational. Only issue is the barrel had been cut for some reason and reattached. Which leads me to the the forearm also was shortened. Her grand father got it from his brother before passing. Has surface rust which I will be gently removing and putting protection on the gun. Her grand father wants to see if it fires. Lol. The operation is all functional just the barrel being shortened is a concern. And sorry for bad pics phone has its issues. A local gun show guy offered him $50 for it.
The rear sight is worth at least $150.A local gun show guy offered him $50 for it.
barrels are at times available on ebay they are not hard to fit.Only issue is the barrel had been cut for some reason and reattached.
As long as the barrel is free of obstructions and has been properly shortened and rechambered it should be good.Her grand father wants to see if it fires. Lol.