This is a great, original Smith! It is all original with a nice patina. The action is smooth; holding solid on full and half cock. The lock up is tight with only the slightest bit of discernible wiggle between the receiver and barrel. The bore is in good shape-mostly shiny with very strong rifling. The flash hole is nice and tight-not burnt out like so many other carbines.
The stocks are in good shape. with strong cartouches and some scattered dings and dents. The are no cracks or chips, except for a recent (and very strong) repair in the wrist where a new piece of walnut was spliced in. Like most original Smiths, the rear trigger guard screw is missing; but this does not effect the functionality of the carbine in any way. The forestock is in great shape with no cracks or chips.
This Smith is about as honest as they come. The condition of the bore and the tight lock up make this an excellent candidate for a skirmisher or collector.