This Rifle is in beautiful condition with most of it's orig.blue. It is a real piece of American history having participated in the Battle of Santiago which culminated in Teddy Roosevelt's "Charge up San Juan Hill".
Springfield Research Letter included. The "13th N.Y. INFANTRY LED THE 1ST INFANTRY'S ATTACK ON SAN JUAN HILL, CAPTURING THE SPANISH FLAG". There's also 11 movies of the 13th N.Y. including them drilling on Governors Island in 1897 that can be watched by going to IMDB on the internet. In the search window type in 13th N.Y Infantry. It's pretty cool to watch!