I should add that the gun has no rust anywhere I can see. It locks up tight and has no slop whatsoever. I took it down and everything looks ship-shape.
Does the "Nitro Hammerless" wording indicate that this gun was designes to fire smokeless powder? Not that I plan on shooting it, I'm just wondering.
Is it true they made these barrels by wrapping white-hot steel wire around a rod then hammering them into barrels?
How worn is the bluing? Were these made like this or were they considerably darker?
Oh, the barrels are 30" long.
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