I received this from my grandmother after she passed away. Manufacture date of 1901 - before she was born. This was her deer rifle when she hunted in Washignton. I've carried it a few times (no deer, yet) and think, depending on where I draw, I may do so again this fall instead of carrying my Savage AC 114 .30-06. Someday it will go to one of my sons. Too bad my grandparents died before I could find out the history of their firearms.