"MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 52691. Cal. 38-56. Special order 28" octagon bbl with half magazine, Lyman fine bead front sight, and 1886 marked 1000 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with "XX" walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip stock with black insert in cap, and smooth steel shotgun style butt. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying this rifle as a 38-56, 28" octagon bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, Winchester express sights, half-magazine, shotgun butt, light pull, and shipped from warehouse February 28, 1891 on order #1007. Inspection shows left side of lower tang to have assembly #429XXS with top tang channel of stock and inside toe of butt-plate having matching #429. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl has 80-85% orig finish that is blue turning to a blue/brown patina mixture with normal sharp edge wear and a little wear to the carrying area. Receiver has traces of orig case coloring that is an overall blend of silver and brown/patina mix. Hammer has visible orig case hardening color with lever being mostly a dark brown and silver/patina mixture. Stocks are solid with a minor hairline crack on left side at receiver near lower tang, a few minor chips with one near insert on grip cap, and the usual nicks and dings. Finish is that of a fine hand rubbed oil with good checkering. There is a little darkening on stock at receiver and around top tang. Mechanics are crisp and bore is somewhat dark with strong rifling and light scattered pitting. 4-33732 BDT231 (7,500-12,500)"
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