Sounds like a Stevens Model 44, or 44 1/2. Post some pics.
Now that you've told me that.....again......I remember it.....again....lol! MAYBE it will stick this timeThe front sight sounds like a hooded globe sight and it most likely came on a Stevens 44 or 44 1/2. It's probably chambered for the .25-20 single shot and not the .25-20 WCF. The rear sight was likely a tang sight mounted on the receiver.
@sharps4590 believe it or not I have seen rifles with hex barrels, Japanese matchlocks. We have three of them in the warehouse.
Vic, I would never have guessed that!I AM anal retentive about some things.