"MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 106787. Cal. 45-90. Beautiful rifle with 23" octagon bbl, Lyman fine bead front sight, V-notch sporting rear with set screw, and 5 shot magazine. Consignor states that through extensive research he has learned that there were four 23" model 86's; one being a deluxe, which is this fine gun. Case colored receiver is equipped with Lyman tang sight. Mounted with "XX" walnut with deluxe checkered forend, checkered pistol grip stock with hard rubber Winchester grip cap with engraved screw, and smooth steel shotgun butt. Upon inspection shows assembly #846x4 5 on lower tang, same 846 observed on top tang channel, as well as toe of butt plate. Accompanied with Cody Museum Winchester letter identifying this rifle as a 45-90 caliber, with 23" octagon bbl, plain trigger, and checkered stock with pistol grip. Sights: Lyman front and rear, 5 cartridge magazine, shotgun butt "as per sketch." Received in warehouse October 30, 1895. Shipped from warehouse October 30, 1895 on order number 23424 CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-98% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, and faint sharp edge wear. Receiver has 90-95% brilliant orig case colors with a silvered wear spot across the bottom carrying area, and slightly faded and silvery color across top. Hammer retains virtually all of it's fine orig case colors. Lever shows nearly all it's case colors being strong on the sides, and somewhat faded across the bottom. Stock is sound with a few minor light handling marks, and most of it's fine orig piano varnish finish with sharp checkering. Butt-plate retains 50-60% orig blue with wear around the edges with a silver/patina color. Forend has a few minor nicks and dings, finish wear on the bottom rear portion, sharp checkering, and the remainder being it's fine original finish. Forend cap has virtually all of it's case colors with a slight amount of fading. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is bright and shiny. This is reported to be the only 23" barreled deluxe 86 that was made. 4-33728 BDT208 (55,000-75,000)"
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