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RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 “BIG 50” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 76488. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-110). Standard grade rifle with extremely rare, special order 22″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Receiver has sgl set trigger. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut in the buttstock and very nicely figured shell & flame grain forearm. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum records office worksheet which identifies this rifle in caliber 50-110 with half oct 22″ bbl, set trigger, fancy forearm & plain stock, received in the warehouse March 3, 1893 and shipped same day to Order #15249. Also accompanied by a copy of the shipping book page for this rifle. Consignor’s research reports that this rifle is one of six 1886s with half oct 22″ bbl, the only one known with “fancy forearm & plain stock” and the only one known in 50 Express with set trigger. This indeed is an extremely rare gun. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of a fine restored finish which consignor reports was done by Mike Hunter of Hunter Restorations; blue finish on bbl & magazine tube are Winchester style and case colors are brilliant. Wood is bright & clean. Mechanics are a little stiff but fine, bright shiny bore. 4-46622 JR276 (10,000-15,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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