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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 84006. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade rifle with special order and scarce 28″ oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight and a very rare rear bbl sight. This sight is mounted to a standard looking dovetail and arm which is marked “PAT. MARCH 28, 93”. This sight is about 7/16″ thick x 1/2″ high x 9/16″ wide with a cone shaped aperture that has two inlaid platinum lines which is designed to focus the eye almost like a peep sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Receiver & forend cap are color case hardened. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 45-70, 28″ half oct bbl, plain trigger, half magazine and shotgun butt received in warehouse Nov. 11, 1893 and shipped two days later to Order #4127. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear and a couple of minor nicks; receiver retains about 75% brilliant case colors on sides and over the top with the bottom mostly faded to silver; lever, hammer & forend cap retain strong case colors, faded to silver on top edge of hammer and outer faces of lever; buttplate retains a dull rust blue finish. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of an excellent professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-44514 JR57 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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