I'll try and post some images sometime this week.
I printed off the post for him, and he corrected a few things:
1) Is a Mauser or Mauser type.
2) Was not new - purchased used from a local fellow who was in his 60's.
I asked him to get images of the entire rifle for me to post, with close ups of barrel markings and action.
It has a set trigger, and is bolt action - that much I do remember (I haven't looked at it in years - I should have when I was up there the other day).
He purchased enough bullets for several hundred rounds back in the 60's when they stopped making ammunition for it.
Thank you all for your help so far! I suspect it is a 1888 model at this point.
Last edited by Couchsachraga; March 18, 2009 at 08:28 PM.