one of the old Dixie rifles that is out of production now.
It was made by Miroku in Japan. The same company that
produces most of Winchester's lever action rifles
is used but very little. The stock has surfaces scratches
and one ding on the bottom edge of the butt. Nothing serious
and the scratches would probably disappear with a light coat
of finish. The lock and triggers work fine. The gun will
fire with the triggers set or unset. The barrel is 41" long
and 15/16" across the flats. The bore looks very good. The
steel parts are all nicely browned.
There is a crack in the stock just
forward of the lock but it appears to be solidly glued.
L&R Lock Company makes replacement
locks to fit this gun if someone wanted to convert it to
flint. A good starting load for this would be a .495 ball
with a .010 patch over 60 grs of FFG powder. The ramrod has
markings for the depth when loaded at 100 and 110 grains but
I think that is an excessive load even for hunting.
Weight is 8 lbs 14 ozs. Pull is 14".