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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 99954. Cal. 45-90. Fine deluxe ’86 with 26″ full matted oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, missing the bead, and a Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight. Receiver is color case hardened. Mounted with about 2X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and straight stock cut for checkered steel Winchester buttplate which is missing. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “593” and “XX” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 45-90, matted oct bbl, plain trigger, fancy checkered oil finished stock, Lyman front & rear sights, “special rear sight, rear slot out 2-1/8″ from rear” and shotgun butt. Received in warehouse April 27, 1895 and shipped same day to Order #10672. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 90% thinning orig blue turning a little plum; magazine tube retains 90-92% thinning orig blue; forend cap retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant on sides; receiver retains virtually all of its orig case colors, strong & bright on sides, faded nearly to silver on bottom; lever & hammer retain brilliant case colors on sides, fading on edges. Forearm has a hairline on right side at the cap, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of a fine professionally restored oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some light roughness. 4-44463 JR35 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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