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FINE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 32015. Cal. 40-82. Standard grade carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, German silver front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate are color case hardened and the left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and smooth carbine buttplate. According to accepted records there were just over 159,000 1886 rifles & carbines produced in the period 1886 to 1922, and according to The Winchester Book, Madis, only one of every 200 1886s was a carbine. Extrapolating these figures shows that there were only around 800 carbines produced by 1922. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 92-93% strong orig blue turning a little plum with scratches & thin spots over the top half of the bbl; magazine tube retains 96-97% strong orig blue with a small scrape and sharp edge wear; receiver retains most of its orig case colors, strong & bright on left side, faded toward the front and faded on right side, bright in sheltered areas; top edge of receiver retains spots of bright case color, faded over receiver ring; bottom of receiver has faded to silver; lever & hammer retain faded case colors, very strong on left side of lever; buttplate is mostly faded to silver. Stock has a couple of gouges and a scrape on right side with a large bruise on forearm, otherwise is sound with the buttstock retaining strong orig finish showing wear around the wrist; forearm is mostly a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-46897 (13,500-18,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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