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Revised: 10/13/2013 

Tiny grain check near tang (should not even be mentioned).

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 100209. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 2000 yd carbine ladder rear sight. Left side of color case hardened receiver has a stud & ring. Ring is wrapped in cloth. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine/musket, buttplate without trap. Model ’86 carbines were quite popular throughout the American west, not only for their handy size, but areas for their powerful cartridge. The vast majority of surviving ’86 carbines show extreme hard use and usually retain little or no orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue, slightly dulled over the forend area. Bbl bands retain most of their orig blue with only light high point wear. Receiver retains brilliant case colors on the sides, lightly to moderately faded on the belly and lightly faded over the top. Lever, hammer & buttplate retain most of their orig case colors, turned dark on outer faces of lever and lightly faded on buttplate. Wood is sound with light handling and use, nicks & scratches and overall retains about all of its orig oil finish, slightly dulled around the wrist & carry point of the forearm. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Shows little use with most of its orig blue remaining on the bolt face. 4-48432 JR180 (20,000-30,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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