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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 71549. Cal. 38-56. Standard grade rifle with 26″ rd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl has standard address and caliber markings. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. This rifle will letter, as found. Received in the warehouse Nov 12, 1892 & shipped Nov 22, 1982 to order number 10356. Standard grade ’86’s were usually working tools of the common man & are rarely found with high orig finish, especially those with color case hardened frames. Exposure to sunlight rapidly fades the colors, turning them silver so being a working tool in the great outdoors exposed these rifles to the ultraviolet rays of the sun which rapidly faded them to silver. CONDITION: Very fine, all original. Bbl & magazine tube retain 94-95% strong orig blue with a few scattered spots of pin prick pitting near the muzzle end. Receiver retains 60-70% orig case colors, fairly bright on the right, thin colors over the top & turned silver on the belly. Hammer retains strong case colors. Lever retains strong case colors on the sides and in sheltered areas, turned silver on the outer faces. Buttplate is a gray patina. Wood is sound with light handling & use nicks and scratches and retains most of it’s orig finish, dull on the forearm. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. 4-48916 JR150 (6,000-8,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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