My dad stopped by today with an old rifle he picked up, It's in fair shape, I would deem it firable if I had ammo for it, and the barrel was cleaned out, pretty rough in there. Serial numbered 17xxx, actually the 3rd and 4th digits are covered by some sort of debris I couldn't get off and I haven't taken anything to it to clean it. Forearm has two pieces of wood missing on either side of the barrel. butt stock is in much better condition than the forearm but still has several dings and scratches and is a little loose. front and rear sights are both there. hammer and lever functional. Has a very dark color on metal can't tell if it has surface rust or its just the patina. He got it for $300, according to the serial number it was made in 1888 but was no safe queen. I'm trying to figure out what to do with it, either just leave it as is for a wall hanger, or have it possibly rechambered to a cartridge they still manufacture. Rifle wasn't anything out of the ordinary feature wise. What do you guys think? I'm not going to post a pic and waste bandwidth. I have no software to minimize file sizes. If someone wants to I will send them pics and they can post them for all to see. Not going to sell it just looking for opinions on what to do with it. Oh yeah it is a thinside low wall.