"MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 83428. Cal. 45-70. 26" octagon to round bbl with 2/3 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 cap, and Winchester hard rubber butt-plate. Accompanied with Cody Firearm Museum Winchester letter identifying as 45-70 rifle, half-octagon bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman front and rear sights, 2/3 magazine, rubber butt-plate, shipped from warehouse September 13, 1894 on order #20159. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl finish is original and shows to be mostly blue turning to brown patina with darker blue showing in protected areas. Magazine-tube shows to have most of its fine original blue. Case colored receiver has only traces of color in protected area with majority of receiver being a silver hardened finish with gray/silver patina through the carrying area. Hammer shows orig case hardening with balance a silver/gray patina. Lever has turned a silver/gray patina on sides and a brown on bottom. Wood is solid with normal nicks and dings and has 50% of its orig fine piano finish with wear through the wrist and the checkering being somewhat flat. Forend is worn showing only traces of orig finish with worn checkering and darkening of the stock in the wear areas. Mechanics are crisp and bore is dull with good rifling and scattered moderate pitting. 4-33735 BDT233 (7,500-15,000)"
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