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SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 10451. Cal. 40-82. Rare special order ’86 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw, 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight and an unusual peep sight dovetailed into the top rear end of the bolt. Top flat of the bbl is full length matted with the 2-line bbl address rolled through the matting. Caliber marking is on top left flat over chamber area. Mounted with very nicely figured 2-3X burl & flame grain American walnut with H-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip stock with black insert and crescent buttplate. Receiver has sgl set trigger. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with assembly number “1125” and “XX”. Matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are all nickel plated. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 40-82 with matted oct bbl, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock with Lyman sights and “nickel trims”, received in warehouse Nov. 12, 1887 and shipped same day. Such early ’86s with special plated finishes are extremely rare and were likely ordered as a gift to an important person or for use by a trick shooter or a show man. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about all of a professionally restored finish with magazine tube turning a little plummy; receiver retains about 85% strong orig nickel with some light spotting on the left side and showing wear on the bottom; lever & hammer retain faded case colors turned to brown patina on outer faces of the lever; forend cap retains about 60% orig nickel and the buttplate about 70%. Stock has a repaired sliver at the top left side of the wrist, otherwise wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches showing moderate wear and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-41531 JR307 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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