"MODEL 1886 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 145381.. Cal. 33 WCF. Standard 24" rnd light weight bbl, with full mag takedown. Front sight is a replacement Marbles #3 with large flip down white bead to a finer mounted gold bead. Rear sight is a King flip down with set screw. Tang has marbles locking peep sight. Mounted with "XX" American walnut, with checkered pistol grip and grip cap, and hard rubber shotgun buttplate. The lower tang shows assembly #750 and "XX". Cody Winchester letter identifies this rifle as 33 cal., rnd bbl, plain trigger, full mag, checkered stock, pistol grip, shotgun butt, rubber buttplate, Lyman front sight, received in warehouse on Jan 6, 1909, and shipped from warehouse Jan 6, 1909. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 75-80% orig. blue with some thinning and turning a blue/brown patina. Forend cap has flaked to about 30% blue and balance being a brown patina. Bbl takedown ring has been worn to mostly a brown patina with traces of orig. blue showing. Receiver has 85-90% orig. blue finish blended with blue/brown patina and wear on the sharp edges. There is a light peppering effect of spots turning to patina across the receiver in the carrying area. The lever has visible colors with the balance being a silver hardening appearance. The hammer has most of its orig. color, with silver showing through on the bearing areas. Stock is sound with its usual light nicks and dings, and has the appearance of it is factory finish with the possibility of it being rubbed with wax. It does appear that there is a plugged swivel hole in the toe line of the stock with finish being added to this area years ago. Overall, the stock is nicely figured, and carries an aging, hand worn patina. Forend is sound with just a few light handling marks, and showing a lovely hand worn patina finish. Checkering is good, with some darkening from age. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright with only a few light scattered pitts. 4-33299 (7,000-12,000)"
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