Here is a very fine Standard Arms Co. model M slide action rifle in 35 Rem. caliber with a 22" long barrel having a bright, excellent bore. This rifle has serial # 2356 and was manufactured briefly from 1909 through 1914 with about 12,000 rifles total in manufacture. The barrel markings on this rifle are of the earlier variation indicating a manufacture date between 1909 and 1911. The metal surfaces retain perhaps 70% thinning original blue finish with the balance as a pleasing grayish soft brown patina. The majority of the loss is in the expected places like the action, belly of the receiver and the high edges. The receiver still retains a good percentage of original blue as does the barrel. The high relief decorates brass forearm and butt plate (see photo) have a rich ochre patina overall. The straight grip walnut butt stock rates very good plus with a few light dings and handling marks as well as a period added coat of varnish that looks quite nice. The rifle features a hinge floorplate for unloading the magazine easily and is equipped with a Marble's Sheard style ivory bead front sight and original adjustable sporting rear sight. Mechanically, this rifle functions fine but the action is a little stiff which is not uncommon with this model. A fine specimen that was well ahead of its time. {C&R}

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