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*SCARCE SEMI-DELUXE, SPECIAL ORDER EXTRA LIGHTWEIGHT WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 126569. Cal. 33 WCF. Scarce extra light ’86 with 22″ rapid taper lightweight rnd bbl, full magazine, takedown with full matted top on bbl, pedestal mounted ivory bead hunting front sight, a Lyman 6A folding rear sight with one broken leaf and a Lyman tang sight. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with I-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “511” and “CF”. The matching assembly number is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse April 8, 1903 and shipped same day to Order #178733. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with a few scattered freckles of fine surface rust and some thinning over chamber area; receiver retains 88-90% orig blue, strong on sides, thinning on bottom with flaking around top rear edges; lever, hammer & buttplate retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with usual handling & use marks with buttstock retaining about 75% orig finish and the forearm mostly a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44465 JR34 (6,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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