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4102
$54,625.00

EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 “BIG 50” (50-100-450) LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 108042. Cal. 50-100-450. Deluxe special order rifle with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, 1/2 magazine, silver bead front sight and 3-leaf platinum line express rear sight. Rifle is mounted with beautiful XX, flame grain burl walnut with matching forearm, checkered in “H” style with serpentine pistol grip that has a black insert and a Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with the assembly number “1025” and “XXPB”. The matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock. Accompanied by a Winchester factory letter, which identifies this rifle in cal. 50/100 with half oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, 1/2 magazine (5 cartridges), shotgun butt, rubber butt plate, oil finish, gold oval plate, received in warehouse Feb. 5, 1896 and shipped same date, returned and repaired of Feb. 24, 1896, Order No. 6493. This beautiful rifle is rare in a number of respects, primarily being the cal. of which only a few were produced and were the first of the rifles chambered in 50 cal. By the time this cal. was available in the ’86 line the standard for the model was a blued receiver,therefore a case colored receiver would have been a special order. It is also scarce with special finish and wood as most were standard straight grain. PROVENANCE: Ex-Jay Lyndes Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 98-99% strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear; receiver, lever, hammer and forend cap retain just about all of their orig factory case colors, brilliant on sides, top and top tang of receiver, lightly faded on bottom but still with shellac traces; hammer retains bright case colors on sides & rear edge, turned a little dark on top edge; lever retains brilliant case colors on sides, forend cap retains most of it’s very bright case colors with traces of shellac as also found on frame. Stocks are sound with sharp checkering and color, minor cosmetic scratches and bruises are only seen with scrutiny and retains most of its strong orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 50412-11 JS (40,000-80,000) – Lot 4102

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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