I found my 1886-1892 book and it notes that the finger lever is different on the .50 cal and so is the cartridge guide.
The reason I am asking is I evedently have a carbine that does not match the Cody serial number request information.
I have a basket case . It came with normal receiver, 45-70 round barrel, (20 inch carbine,with 7/16" dovetails) Full stock carbine wood with end cap.
The serial number research shows it to be a 50-110 break-down rifle with a half magazine!!
and for a real kicker the carbine barrel has London proofs as does the receiver!!!!!! The receiver has the .50 cal lever but I need a 50 cal cartridge to test the other modifications..................Thanks for the info........Jack