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RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 76080. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and “1873” marked carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver & buttplate are color case hardened and receiver is without the usual stud & ring. Mounted with about 2-3X center crotch, uncheckered, flame grain American walnut with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Buttstock & forearm band have factory sling swivels. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine in caliber 45-70 with fancy stock, sling & swivel and no sling ring, received in warehouse Feb. 11, 1893 and shipped two days later to Order #14103. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with fine surface freckling over the bbl; receiver retains brilliant case colors on sides, faded over the top and turning silver on top & turning silver/brown on bottom. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, faded to brown patina on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 70% strong case colors, worn to silver on heel & toe. Stock may have had a minor repair on bottom of wrist at receiver and has minor touchup, otherwise wood is sound with fine handling & use nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish showing light wear on forearm. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44522 JR61 (25,000-40,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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