I purchased this gun as a sweetner when negotiating with a used gun shop for a Pietta Remington (never shoshot(2001), $250 for both. I appreciate all you guys input. Sounds like it is a kit gun made some time ago.
I've got another rifle that I'll post about that may be of interest, an ORIGINAL, 1870 Navy Springfield 50/70 rollong block. Found by my dad when he was a boy. Wonder what it's worth?