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FINE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 38649. Cal. 45-90. Beautiful deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with about 3X flame & shell grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black insert and crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “255” and “X”. Top tang channel of buttstock is marked with matching assembly number. Buttplate, probably an old replacement, appears to have had the assembly number removed and currently is not marked. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle, as found, received in warehouse May 2, 1890 and shipped same day to Order #11371. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. BBl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear; forend cap retains about all of its faded orig case colors; receiver retains about 80% brilliant case colors turning silver on bottom; hammer retains very bright case colors, faded on top edge; lever retains brilliant case colors on left side, fading on right side and outer faces; buttplate is faded to silver. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and overall retains virtually all of its strong, orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44472 JR32 (30,000-50,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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