"MODEL 1876 EXPRESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 32326. Cal. .50-95. 26" Oct bbl with full magazine. Half nickel front sight with checkered side V notch sporting rear. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip, and crescent butt plate with trap door. Dust cover is marked, "Winchester Express. 50 cal. 95 GRS." Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as express caliber, octagon bbl, set trigger, and shipped from warehouse January 1st, 1883 on order #2101. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag-tube retain 65-75% blue with thinning at the muzzle and turning a brown-patina. Wear at sharp edges. Receiver has wear to the carrying area and turning to a dark brown patina. The metal finish of this rifle is difficult to describe, and is probably an old restored finish from many years ago. Lever and hammer are dark gray splotchy patina with traces of color. Mechanics are good and set trigger seems to function fine. Stocks are sound with usual nicks, dings, and a few dark areas, and carrying a hand worn patina finish. Bore is good but somewhat dark with scattered moderate pitting 4-31931 BDT123 (4,000-6,000)"
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