this rifle came from a good friends grandad and was ordered with several special items, half round- half oct barrel, takedown and short magazine. the tang sight I think was added later. it has taken a boat load of deer and varmites on the farm and is in very good condition with a ex bore for being over 100 years old. I have hunted with it, but have only shot a few varmints with it. maybe this year I will get to shoot a deer with.