Overall gun is in very nice condition. Receiver has turned a nice nickel color. Sharp corners. Excellent markings. Barrel and mag tube are mostly a plum color with 25-30% blue showing. Bright shiny bore. Original sights. Wood shows minor mars and dings. No splits or cracks. Factory records indicates that it was originally 44 caliber octagon barrel and shipped from the warehouse May 3, 1892 with 15 other rifles. Returned to Winchester Aug 23, 1892 and changed to round barrel. Of the 15 sent in the same order, 4 were returned and changed into round barrel guns. Would be hard to find one earlier than this.