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*SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE TAKEDOWN WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 137393. Cal. 45-70. Lightweight ’86 with 22″ tapered extra light rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, pedestal mounted ivory bead hunting front sight, Lyman 6A 2-leaf folding rear sight and a Lyman 21 receiver sight. Bbl has full matted top. Mounted with nicely figured, about 2X, flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “980” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse June 5, 1906 and shipped next day to Order #54751. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 80-85% thinning orig blue with two areas of pitting on the top forward of forearm; receiver retains about 75% orig blue, mostly on the sides, with bottom worn to silver and top edges thin; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Stock & buttplate have a chipped toe with a tiny hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with usual hunting nicks, scratches & dings; and retains most of an old refinish showing heavy checkering wear; forearm retains 75-80% orig varnish with moderate to heavy checkering wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44452 JR38 (8,000-12,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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