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RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 79212. Cal. 45-90. Fine special order ’86 with 30″ full matted oct bbl, button magazine, spirit level windgage front sight, no rear seat, Lyman tang sight & sgl set trigger. Mounted with about 3X, oil finished, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm, serpentine pistol grip stock with black insert, deep cheekpiece and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “807”, “XXX” and “RB”. Receiver & forend cap are color case hardened. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 45-90 with 30″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock with cheekpiece, Lyman sights, half magazine and rubber shotgun butt received in warehouse May 8, 1893 and shipped same day to Order #17281, repair & return May 16, 1893. The records do not address the matted bbl which may have been applied when the rifle was returned on May 16. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few very minor nicks; receiver retains about 80% moderately faded case colors, turned silver on bottom; lever & hammer retain fading case colors. Wood is sound with usual light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains most of its fine orig oil finish, showing light to moderate wear on checkering. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44447 JR40 (20,000-35,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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