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WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 49843. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and “1886” marked ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, very nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This rifle was produced in 1891 when the west was still a little wild and most business & transportation was still conducted from the back of a horse or wagon and hunting was a way of life. Firearms of that era were exposed to the elements and saw hard service and are rarely found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig blue with a small scrape and a couple of spots of rust on the bbl; receiver retains brilliant case colors on sides with some surface spotting on left side, strong & bright over the top and lightly to moderately faded on bottom; bottom also has a few small scattered spots of fine pitting; lever retains brilliant case colors and the hammer strong, dark colors; forend cap retains about all of its brilliant orig case colors; buttplate is mostly faded to a silver/brown patina. Stock has a hairline on right wrist, otherwise wood is sound with a very few, very scattered tiny nicks and retains virtually all of its crisp, orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a couple of small spots near the middle, may be unfired. 4-49504 JR404 (6,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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