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SCARCE DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 77640. Cal. 38-56. Special order deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, 2-3X American walnut with H-style checkered forearm & black insert, serpentine grip buttstock that has a brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of the lower tang is marked “XX” & the assembly #731. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock & inside center of buttplate. Buttplate is without trap although stock is milled for a trap. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue, turning slightly plum on magazine tube. Receiver retains bright case colors in the most sheltered areas and overall 60-70% faded case colors with the top and bottom edges turned silver. Hammer retains strong case colors on the sides, mostly turned silver. Lever retains case colors in the most sheltered areas, mostly turned silver. Buttplate retains silver on the inside with the outside a dark brass patina. Wood is sound with usual light nicks & scratches in the finish & a series of small gauges around the toe & overall retains most of it’s bright, orig piano varnish finish, slightly dulled on forearm. Checkering shows moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48428 JR176 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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