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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 109107. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Buttstock and foreend cap have factory sling eyes. Buttplate is of later style with short top tang and conventional toe without the turned down feature. Winchester 1886 rifles were very popular throughout the American west on the frontier, the northwest territories, Alaska and the deep woods of North America and Canada. One of the reasons for its popularity was the advent of higher velocity cartridges with heavier bullets, which made them fine hunting rifles for any big game found anywhere in those regions, such as moose, elk, buffalo or grizzly bear. They were also popular with law enforcement officers for their long range and accuracy. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 99% crisp, orig factory finish. Receiver, lever, hammer, forend cap & buttplate retain about all of their very bright, orig, factory case colors, lightly faded. Stock has a couple of small scratches and some oil staining down the left side of the comb, otherwise wood is sound & orig, retaining virtually all of its brilliant orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired. A truly magnificent example of the ’86 rifle. 4-48425 JR181 (10,000-15,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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