"MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 62836. Cal. 38-56. 26" octagon bbl with full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, with serrated side V-notch sporting rear with set screw, and case colored receiver. Mounted with "XX" walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip with black insert in cap, and crescent butt. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as rifle, 38-56, octagon bbl, plain trigger, checkered stocks, pistol grip, and shipped from warehouse October 27, 1891. Inspection shows left side of lower tang to have assembly #345 "XX". Top tang channel of stock and inside toe of butt-plate also carry the #345. ` CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 80-85% orig finish that is a blue fading to a blue/brown patina. Magazine-tube has more visible blue but is also turning a blue/brown patina. Receiver has 30-35% visible case colors blended with silver hardening color and some flaked areas to a silver/brown patina. Hammer and lever show orig case colors with more on the hammer, and lever turning a silver hardening mix with brown/silver patina. Stocks are sound with usual nicks, dings, a small repaired chip just behind upper tang, and retain most of its fine piano finish. Forend shows wear to the finish and carrying area and has shrunk just a bit from the forend cap. Checkering is sharp but a little dark. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright with only some minor scattered pitting. 4-33731 BDT230 (10,000-15,000)"
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