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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 83471. Cal. 45-70. Fine deluxe rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1886” marked reproduction ladder rear sight. It has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “943” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with set trigger and checkered pistol grip stock. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue; forend cap retains smoky case colors; receiver retains 93-95% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, moderately to heavily faded elsewhere, stronger on left side, turning silver on bottom; hammer retains bright to brilliant case colors turned silver on top edge; lever retains brilliant case colors on sides and trigger bow with outer face of finger loop turned silver; buttplate retains 80-85% original case colors, brilliant on tang, fading on the face. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44474 JR31 (20,000-35,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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