"MODEL 1876 DELUXE SHORT RIFLE SHOT AND REGULATED BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND. SN 50090. Cal. 45-75. 22" round bbl with full magazine, ramped front with fine bead sight, island three leaf express sight with precious metal center line engraved, "100 200 300." Behind the sight, above, and below chamber marking is engraved to read, "Sighted Shot & Regulated by Holland & Holland. 98 New Bond St. London." Winners of all the "Field" rifle trials, London 1883. Receiver and bbl over chamber area are stamped with a series of British proof marks. Mounted with "XXX" walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip stock with black inlay in grip cap, and smooth steel shotgun butt. The lower tang is marked with assembly number, "2480 XXX S." The top tang channel of stock and butt plate have assembly numbers of, "2478" most likely a simple bench mix-up. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying this gun as a round 22" bbl, case hardened receiver with plain trigger, checkered stocks with pistol grip, and shotgun butt. Shipped from warehouse November 23, 1885 on order number 1806. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag-tube retain 70-75% orig blue with some rub marks turning to a brown/patina and starting to thin and show a slight brown color. Receiver has 45-55% orig case coloring, mostly in rear and protected areas, with forward portion of receiver being a silver and splotchy gray mixed with traces of color. Hammer shows bright 80-90% orig case colors with some silver wear on the side. Lever has strong visible orig case color on sides with dark gray patina through loop, and wrapped on bottom and rear portion of finger loop with a leather covering. Stocks are sound with usual light scratches and handling marks, and right side has a couple of areas where finish is wore through to wood, but still retains most of it's factory orig finish with sharp checkering that is just a little dark. Steel butt plate has traces of blue, and evidence of once having some cleaning, but is mostly silver and splotchy brown/patina. Mechanics are crisp, and bore has some very minor light scattered pits. 4-33787 BDT206 (30,000-40,000)"
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