"MODEL 1886 CASE COLORED LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 47186. Cal. 45-70. 26" octagon bbl with full magazine, half nickel front sight, and 1886 marked 1000 yards ladder rear sight. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip, and smooth steel shotgun butt-plate. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying this rifle as octagon bbl, 45-70 with plain trigger, shipped from warehouse August 14th, 1890 with nine other arms on order #16063. Rifle is equipped with sling swivels that appear to be original and factory installed, but are not mentioned in the letter. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 90-95% orig blue mixed with some brown patina spotting areas, and a small area that's been cleaned on right side. Magazine-tube and retaining ring retain 95% of a bright original blue with some flaking on the retaining ring. Receiver retains 90-95% original bright case coloring with a small amount of thinning to silver in carrying area and some fading on the sides. Hammer retains 80% of its original case color with some wear through to silver mostly on left side. Lever has most of its original case color being strong on the sides, and showing some thinning across the bottom. Stocks are sound with only a few minor light dings and scratches, and retains 90% of its fine original varnish with some wear through the grip area. Forend has usual light handling marks and a couple of minor scratches with some thinning to the varnish in the rear carrying area. Smooth shotgun butt shows traces of blue mixed with silver and brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is bright and shiny. 4-33729 BDT225 (12,500-17,500)"
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