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SN 108133. Cal. 45-70. Wonderful deluxe ’86 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hooded combination front sight, flat top rear sight and Lyman large disc tang sight with adjustable diopter. Mounted with very highly figured 2X American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip buttstock with deep fluted cheekpiece and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with the assembly number “1029” and “XX”. The matching assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Accompanied by two Cody Firearms Museum letters, one dated 1989 and the other 2006, both of which identify this rifle in cal. 45-70 with half oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, “dark stock”, special sights, rubber butt and cheekpiece, received in warehouse Feb. 28, 1896 and shipped same day. This is a beautiful deluxe ’86 with an especially rare deluxe wood cheekpiece. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Estate 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: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 99% crisp orig factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear; receiver retains about 95-96% strong orig case colors, bright on sides, lightly to moderately faded over the top and lightly cleaned down the center of the belly; hammer retains strong case colors, moderately faded on top edge; lever retains bright case colors on sides and in sheltered areas, moderately to heavily faded on out face; wood is sound with a few, very minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its fine varnish finish. Sights are crisp, retaining virtually all of their orig finish, though “certifiable antique ivory” Lyman combination bead sight has been reset in it’s dovetail slot with minor tool marks and small loss to finish to bbl at slot. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, has seen very little use. 50412-3 (25,000-50,000) IVORY – Lot 4109

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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