"MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 122768. Cal. 45-90. 26" octagon bbl with full magazine. Fixed blade front sight with set screw, and V-notch sporting rear with set screw. 4 dollar engraved receiver with gold plating that is a circle with a buck deer escaping across a rocky landscape surrounded by bold arabesque foliate scroll with punchdot background, and border engraved in a zigzag pattern with alternating punchdots. Right side forward part of the small circle with a standing buck deer with remainder a bold foliate arabesque scroll with punchdot background and matching zigzag border with alternating punchdots. Top of receiver along bolt have a narrow zigzag ribbon with alternating punchdots and moderate foliate scroll over the chamber. Bbl at chamber area has some moderate foliate scroll and a border design around caliber designation. Mounted with "XX" walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber grip cap, and an engraved gold plated crescent butt-plate. The bbl, magazine tube, sights, lever, hammer, bolt, loading gate, and screws are all nickeled on this fine deluxe rifle. Accompanying the gun is a Cody Firearm Museum letter fully identifying this rifle and showing a long stored history of going in and out of the factory with first ship date of March 9th, 1901 and concluding as charged to exhibition showcase sample consignment account ticket #547859, July 26, 1921. Order #7604-27. CONDITION: Fine. The nickeled bbl and magazine tube have the usual nicks and scratches with sharp edge wear. The nickeled sights show more wear on the edges than the bbl and mag-tube. The gold plated receiver shows wear on the sharp edges but still contains very much of it's orig. gold plating. The nickeled receiver parts retain most of their nickel. Butt plate shows considerable loss of gold but still has evidence that it was gold plated. The deluxe wood carries a complete and professional restoration of factory quality from Turnbull restorations. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is somewhat dark with moderate pitting. 4-31681 BDT33 (40,000-70,000)"
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