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SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 22683. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, button magazine, ivory bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Rifle has color case hardened receiver, forend cap & buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse Sept. 12, 1888 and shipped Aug. 13, 1889. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear and some rust freckling on the sights along with a few scattered spots of rust on the bbl; receiver retains about 70% strong but moderately faded case colors on the sides and top with the bottom turned silver; hammer retains brilliant case colors turned silver on top edge; lever retains strong case colors on sides, brilliant in sheltered areas, turned silver on outer faces; buttplate & forend cap retain faded case colors; loading gate appears to have been refinished. Wood is sound and retains about all of a wonderful factory style restored finish. Bbl may also be an old factory restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44495 JR52 (6,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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