"MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 154533. Cal. .45-70. 24" oct. bbl with full magazine, dovetail front sight with set screw, carbine style rear sight with retaining screw and slide missing. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered straight grip stock and crescent buttplate. Fore end cap and buttstock have added fixed sling swivels. This rifle appears to be correct with the rare 24" bbl. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 85-90% orig blue with sharp edge wear and some underlying brown patina starting to show through. Magazine tube and retaining ring have similar amounts of orig blue with some flaking and sharp edge wear on the ring. Fore end cap has flaked to have 30% blue and mixture of silver and brown patina mix. Receiver has 35-40% blue mostly in rear portion, while remainder has wore and flaked and contain silver and brown patina mix with some dark spotting on left side. Hammer retains 75% orig blue with silver wear mark on left side. Case colored lever is mostly a dark gray patina but has visible colors. Buttplate has flaked to a silver brown patina with a few dark brown spots. Stocks are solid with normal hunting nicks and dings and flaking of the finish near buttplate. There is a slight gouge on right pistol grip and a few more light gouges in the fore end. Bore is dull with some light to moderate scattered pitting. Mechanics are crisp. 4-31744 BDT76 (3,000-5,000)"
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