Image Lot Price Description









4107
$46,000.00

RARE AND VERY FINE SPECIAL ORDER EARLY DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 4100. Cal. 45-90. Rare deluxe ’86 with 26″ full matted rnd bbl, full magazine with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & an unmarked 1886-style 1,000 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with highly figured, 3X center crotch, uncheckered American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with black insert and full checkered hard rubber buttplate. Although this buttplate is not Winchester marked there is no doubt whatsoever that it is orig to this rifle. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with the assembly number “2805”, “XXX”, “S” and “RB”. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of buttstock. Bbl address is on the top, forward of rear sight and was rolled through the matting. Caliber marking is on left side of chamber in order to accommodate the matting. Rifle is early style with spring screw that extends through the top tang. Accompanied by two Cody Firearms Museum letters, which are identical and identify this rifle in caliber 45-90 with rnd matted bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, German silver Rocky Mountain front & sporting leaf rear sights, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, received in warehouse Feb. 9, 1887 and shipped same day to Order #14698, returned & repaired Feb. 15, 1887. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with only light muzzle edge wear; receiver retains brilliant case colors on sides, lightly faded on right front and over the top with faint colors on belly; top tang is also fading; hammer retains bright case colors, faded on top edge; lever retains bright case colors on sides and in sheltered areas, fading to silver on outer front faces; wood is sound with a few, very minor nicks & scratches and one small rub on left side of buttstock with buttstock retaining 96-98% strong orig piano varnish; forearm retains about 75% strong orig piano varnish showing wear and turned dark on bottom rear edge. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 50412-6 (40,000-80,000) – Lot 4107

Click here to view provenance

Have a similar item you want to sell?


Auction: Firearms - October 2016
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.