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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 73335. Cal. 45-90. Fine deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with highly figured, center crotch, flame and shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and black insert, serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. Buttstock has a factory sling swivel with sling eye in the forend cap. Buttplate is without trap, although the buttstock is drilled and cut for a trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked “XX” & the assembly number “373”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate has assembly number “252” inside the toe. It is unclear why the buttplate is mismatched as it fits absolutely perfectly. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue, turning a little plum with sharp edge wear and a couple of scratches. Magazine tube is mostly a thin blue brown patina. Receiver retains about 75% faded case colors, primarily on the sides with stronger colors in the most sheltered areas. Top of receiver retains smoky case colors with the belly faded to silver. Forend cap retains most of its orig case colors, moderately to heavily faded. Hammer retains bright case colors on the right side and rear edge, faded on the left side. Lever retains strong case colors on sides, faded to silver on outer faces. Buttplate is faded to silver. Wood is sound with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its bright, orig piano varnish finish, showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48426 JR177 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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