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SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 106836. Cal. 40-65. Fine special order deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, no rear seat and Lyman tang sight. Mounted with 2-3X center crotch flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “857” and “XXS”. Matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rear face of buttstock is marked in heavy black ink “TOM FEIST / 11/8/85 NYC”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 40-65, oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman front & rear sights, no rear sight seat, shotgun butt, takedown and case hardened receiver; received in warehouse Nov. 18, 1895 and shipped next day to Order #24267. Also accompanying is a series of photographs of the matching assembly numbers which includes the bottom of the bbl, under the forearm, with a matching assembly number. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear and some minor scuffing on magazine tube at the band; forend cap retains about all of its bright blue with a few freckles of fine rust; takedown ring is mostly a thin plum/blue; receiver retains 70-75% strong case colors on sides, heavily faded over top and turned silver on bottom; lever & hammer retain faded case colors and buttplate is a thin blue/brown patina. Wood is sound with a very few, very scattered fine storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its crisp orig piano varnish finish with very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This rifle shows very little use, just lots of handling. Bolt face retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. 4-44478 JR47 (20,000-30,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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