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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 20044. Cal. 40-82. Unusual deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, very rare extra thin blade, “C.W.G.” marked front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight with extra fine notch and Lyman tang sight. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “132” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Mounted with about 3X center crotch flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and buttstock with straight grip and blued crescent buttplate. Accompanied by two Cody Firearms Museum letters which identify this rifle in caliber 40-82 with oct bbl, plain trigger with 2-1/2 lb. pull, fancy checkered stock 3/4″ shorter than regular, forearm & grip thinner than regular and blued frame & trims, received in warehouse July 21, 1888 and shipped two days later to Order #9562. Stock measures 12-1/4″ LOP to center of crescent. Forearm appears to be standard in all respects while the wrist of the stock is slightly thinner. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp, bright orig factory blue with some very fine sharp edge wear on the receiver and some minor freckling; hammer retains brilliant case colors, lightly faded on top edge; lever retains bright case colors on sides, faded to silver on outer faces; loading gate base retains bright case colors; forearm cap & buttplate retain strong orig blue, a little thin on heel & toe of buttplate. Wood is sound with a few, very minor storage & handling mars and retains most all of its strong orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44469 JR33 (17,500-27,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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