This has the legendary features of a Model 1873: a straight grip stock combined with a polished blue octagon barrel, and the color cased receiver makes this '73 a pure classic. But we have taken it a step beyond with a walnut stock with a satin oil finish that’s velvet smooth to the touch. The classic rifle-style forearm offers a timeless look and feel. Then, of course, the color case hardening on the robust steel receiver, lever, crescent buttplate and forearm cap protect against corrosion and offer the most authentic 19th century look you can get. And then the crescent buttplate is the final touch -- slipping right into your shoulder for a more solid hold from any shooting position.