Excellent plus condition with Deep clear U and a smooth blue black finish. There are no rim nicks on the edges. It would be extremely difficult to find one in better condition. This is the style band WITH OUT the Buffington rear sight cut out. It was used on Springfield Model 1873’s as well as all, 1877, 1878 and 1879, 45-70 Carbines, Rifles and Cadet. These trapdoors that did not originally have the Buffington sight .