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SN 19401. Cal. 45-70. Very fine deluxe ’86 with rare special order 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman “certifiable antique ivory” bead hunting front sight and tang sight, 1886 and 1000yd ladder sight is also added. Mounted with nicely figured XX American walnut with H-style checkered forearm, checkered pistol grip buttstock with black insert, crescent buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “40” & “XX”. Matching assembly number “40” is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate was not removed but is no doubt orig. This rifle, based on factory letter, was received and shipped on June 22, 1888; repaired and returned December 28, 1895, matching configuration noted on factory letter 45-70 cal., 30″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip and Lyman front and rear sights. This rare special order 30″ oct bbl seems heavier than standard and this gun weighs in at 10lbs 10oz. PROVENANCE: Ex-Robert Nichols Collection, 1978; Ex-Jay Lyndes Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very fine overall, all matching. Rifle retains about 95% orig blue on bbl, magazine, frame retains about 80% case colors with remainder silver/grey, buttplate and lever retain about 30-50% muted case colors, overall silver/grey with staining on lever. Stocks are sound and well fit, retaining most of their orig varnish. There is a 1″ sliver missing from lower right side buttstock, just above trigger. There are several scuffs and scratches in wood, especially on right side near base of pistol grip as seen in photos. Mechanically fine with crisp fine bore. 50412-8 JS (40,000-80,000) IVORY – Lot 4103

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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