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4098
$74,750.00
Revised: 10/6/2016 

Very Important News!! This gun is NOT refinished. The finish on this rare and outstanding treasure is original and genuine. This was originally sold in the Wes Adams Collection. The cataloger at the time of cataloging questioned the finish and indicated in the description it was refinished. It is NOT! Numerous Winchester aficionados have confirmed that this gun is original and genuine. The forestock does have a hairline crack and a very tiny old repaired chip to the wood.

EXTREMELY RARE AND OUTSTANDING WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 “BIG 50” SADDLE RING CARBINE CALIBER 50 EX. (50-110).

SN 118494. Cal. 50 Ex. (50-110). Rare ’86 carbine with 22″ bbl, full magazine, two bands with square base front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Left side of receiver has a stud & ring. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with straight stock and smooth steel carbine buttplate. Bottom of stock has a factory musket style sling loop with matching sling loop integral with forend cap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which describes this firearm as a carbine in 50 Express caliber with Winchester Express rear sight and old style sling & swivel, received in warehouse Feb. 22, 1899 and shipped same day to Order #1228. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of an outstanding Turnbull quality restoration; bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong blue with a small nick on top of bbl and faint muzzle edge wear; receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate retain about all of their beautiful bone meal color case hardening with light sharp edge wear and some fading on outer faces of lever; wood is sound with a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with one spot & a few freckles about mid-point, appears to have been polished. 50412-79 (75,000-125,000) – Lot 4098

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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