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Revised: 9/30/2012 

Correction: The caliber is 40/65 NOT 38-56

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 30651. Cal. 38-56. Standard grade rifle with rare 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are color case hardened. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse June 19, 1889 and shipped next day to Order #22938. Extra length bbls on any Winchester rifle are a rare feature. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and a few fine scratches on bbl; magazine tube finish is turning slightly plum; receiver retains about 70% bright case colors, moderately faded on sides & top, brilliant in sheltered areas, turned silver on bottom; forend cap retains dark case colors; lever & hammer retain lightly to moderately faded case colors; buttplate contains moderately faded case colors. Stock has a small chip back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44506 JR56 (6,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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