"MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 96958. Cal. 45-70. 26" round bbl with full magazine, half-nickel front sight, and 1000 yard ladder rear sight. Case colored frame mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying as 45-70 rifle, round bbl, and plain trigger, shipped January 15, 1895 on order #4952. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag-tube retain 95-98% orig blue with a slight amount of muzzle wear, a few light scratches, and starting to thin in a couple of areas. Receiver, forend cap, lever, and hammer all have most of their strong orig case colors. Receiver has some very light surface oxidation in a couple of spots, and some very minor sharp edge wear. Stocks are solid with usual nicks, dings, and a few minor scratches but retains most of its orig finish. Forend has nicks, dings, and an area on the rear right side about 2-1/2" where the finish has been worn down. Butt-plate is mostly a very dark gray patina color. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny with just some pinprick sized scattered pitting. 4-33733 BDT234 (13,500-18,500)"
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