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RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 BIG 50 LEVER ACTION SHORT RIFLE. SN 42801. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-110). Standard grade rifle with 22″ rnd bbl, button magazine with altered Lyman Jack front sight and 900-yard carbine ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 50-110 with 22″ rnd bbl, plain trigger, half magazine, shotgun butt, “8 pounds” and “comment: ‘standard sights’, (point blank 150 yards)”, received in warehouse May 27, 1890 and shipped June 6, 1890 to Order #12695. This rifle is somewhat unusual, not only from the aspect of the 22″ bbl & button magazine but the fact that it is not British proofed. A large proportion of similar configuration ’86s examined by this cataloger are British proofed for the India & Africa markets. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains blue in the most sheltered areas being mostly a blue/brown patina with several small nicks over the top and both sides and a few small spots of pitting on the left side over the forearm area; receiver retains about 40% silvered case colors with the balance turned dark; lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Wood is sound with the stock retaining about 40-50% thin orig finish and the balance of the wood a hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, sharp bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-47639 JR151 (4,000-7,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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