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WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE IN A SCARCE CALIBER. SN 95835. Cal. 40-70. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Feb. 6, 1895 and shipped May 11, 1895 to Order #12013. This cartridge was introduced for the 1886 in 1894 but was not much of an improvement over the 38-55 cartridge being chambered in the much lighter Model 1894 rifle and therefore drew little interest from the buying public. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear, a couple of minor nicks on the edges and a few scattered spots of pin prick rust spotting; receiver & forend cap retain nearly all of their brilliant case colors, moderately faded on bottom of receiver; hammer retains faded case colors and the lever most all of its orig case colors turned dark and lightly faded on outer faces; buttplate retains smoky case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks, scratches & dings, has a plugged screw hole in bottom of stock and overall retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44501 JR54 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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