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SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 61987. Cal. 40-82. Great deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, button magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman tang sight. Mounted with about 2X flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black insert and crescent buttplate. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are color case hardened. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “258” and “XX”. Top tang channel of buttstock is marked with matching assembly number. Buttplate is unmarked, however there is little doubt that this buttplate is orig to this rifle. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 40-65 with 1/2 oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip & half magazine, received in warehouse Sept. 18, 1891 and shipped same day to Order #10557, repaired & returned Oct. 23, 1913. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear and a couple of small dings in one sharp edge; receiver, forend cap, lever, hammer & buttplate retain virtually all of their brilliant orig case colors; very lightly faded on top of receiver and moderately faded on bottom of receiver & buttplate. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant piano varnish on buttstock and most of its orig finish on forearm with some dulling at carry point. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-44481 JR48 (30,000-50,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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