"MODEL 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 71226. Cal. 45-90. Usual 26" oct bbl, full magazine, with Sheard front sight and serrated side, V notch, with set screw, sporting rear sight. Mounted with XX fancy American walnut with checkered pistol grip and smooth shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearm Museum letter fully identifying this firearm and being received in warehouse on November 1st, 1892 and shipped from warehouse Nov 2, 1892 on order number 8514. Lower tang marked with assembly number 535S and XX. Top tang channel of stock has matching 535 assembly number. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90%-94% orig blue with some minor sharp edge wear and a couple of small surface spotting on bbl. Magazine tube has a minor dent on right side about 2" behind retaining ring. Magazine cap shows strong visible case colors. Receiver retains 85%-90% orig case coloring with wear at the carrying point of the belly. Lever and hammer show most of the orig color but somewhat dark. The smooth shotgun butt retains 70%-75% orig blue with wear at the edges and at the peak. The wood is sound and retains most of its orig finish with just the usual minor handling marks and nicks and scratches. There is some finish wear on forend adjacent to the belly of the receiver. Mechanics are crisp and bore is shiny. 4-33778 BDT10 (20,000-25,000)"
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