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4104
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*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LIGHTWEIGHT TAKE-DOWN, VERY FINE CONDITION INSCRIBED “J. H. POOLE, DETROIT”.

SN 147849. Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, pedestal mounted Marbles fine bead front sight, sporting rear sight. Factory engraved receiver with bold foliate scroll & punch-dot background, wavy border with alternating punch dots & circle vignette of a buck deer with forested background on left side; similar border & foliate scroll on right side with a running buck deer. Accenting scroll on top & bottom of receiver, double wavy-line border along bolt & wedge of scroll engraving over chamber of bbl. Mounted with “XX” walnut, H-style checkered forearm, H-style checkered pistol grip with Winchester hard rubber grip cap, Winchester hard rubber shotgun butt & 1″ gold oval in comb engraved “J.H. Poole / Detroit”. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly no. “886 XX”; same number can be found in top tang channel of stock. John H. Poole was Managing Director of the Union Trust Company of Detroit about the time of this gun’s manufacture in 1909. Accompanied by letter dated June 6, 1979, from John F. Miller, Far West Gallery of Palm Springs, California, stating factory configuration. Winchester records from SNs 146000-150799 are missing, but no doubt this gun is as fine as can be found. PROVENANCE: John F. Miller (Far West Gallery); Ex-Jay Lyndes Collection, 1979. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-98% orig blue with some minor spots of faint surface oxidation & faint mark from take-down lever. Receiver retains 94-95% orig blue, some minor flaking on take-down ring, some thinning across top & sharp edges. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors with a thin silver line on left side. Lever has dark case colors on side, thinning & silvering across bottom. Stock is sound with good checkering, minor nicks, scrapes & a few scratches, retaining most of its fine piano varnish finish. Forend is sound with minor nicks & scratches & some flaking to its fine piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp with a shiny bore. 50412-1 (40,000-80,000) – Lot 4104

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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