"MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 83945. Cal. 45-70. Special order 24" octagon to round bbl with half magazine, Lyman hunting front sight with ivory insert, and 1000 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with "X" uncheckered walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as a 45-90 rifle, 24" half octagon bbl, plain trigger, "X" stock, Lyman front sight, half magazine with five cartridges, shipped from warehouse April 7, 1894 on order #11434. Inspection shows left side of lower tang to be stamped with assembly #119X. Top tang channel of stock and inside toe of butt-plate have matching #119. Records indicate 45-90 with all other specifications being listed correctly, one can only speculate that it was simply a ledger error. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 60-65% orig blue with thinning on the forward area of the round portion, and carry wear on the chamber area on the octagon with usual sharp edge wear, nicks, and dings. Receiver shows traces of orig color in protected areas and has mostly a silver hardened color mixed with gray and brown patina. Lever and hammer have visible color but are mostly a gray/silver patina with lever having a mixture of brown. Stocks are sound with usual nicks, dings, darkening in the wrist area, and some flaking to finish thatcarries mostly a hand worn patina look. Forend has only traces of varnish and is mostly a hand worn patina with a few light gouges on left side. Mechanics are crisp and bore is dull with strong rifling and light scattered pitting. 4-33734 BDT232 (7,500-15,000)"
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