More M1870 Russian Berdan II:

    Top view, bolt partway open ...

    Alert Reader S. Henderson advises that the words on the barrel translate to:
    "Imperial Tula Armaments(or Firearms) Factory"




    Rear sight, showing the long range volly notch on the slide that corresponds with
    the volly sighting pin on the right side of the forward barrel band.  This was a
    later modification .

    Below; the volley front sight, fixed to the middle barrel band.



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