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SN 30429. Cal. 38-56 WCF, 28″ oct bbl, half magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, 1886-marked 1000yd ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver “38-56W.C.F.” Standard receiver with single set trigger and top tang equipped with Lyman peep sight, mounted with “X” walnut, checkered pistol grip, ebony insert in grip cap, crescent steel buttplate, H-style checkered forend with nose cap. Accompanied with Winchester factory letter identifying as 38-56 rifle, 28″ oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman front and rear sights, sporting leaf sight, half magazine. Received in warehouse August 30, 1889. Shipped same day on order number 1059. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number 3072X. Matching number can be found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. PROVENANCE: Ex-Randall Saba Collection; Ex-Wes Adams 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. Bbl retains 98-99% orig blue with a few minor small handling marks and just starting to show bright on sharp edges. Receiver retains 97-98% orig case colors, just starting to thin on bottom, front portion and sharp edges. There are a couple very small spots of brown surface oxidation. Hammer retains virtually all of its fine dark orig case colors with some faint silvering on left side. Lever retains strong dark orig case colors with some fine brown spotting on bottom of loop. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a few minor handling marks, retaining virtually all of its fine orig piano varnish finish. Buttplate shows good orig case colors blending with some brown patina. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains its fine orig piano varnish finish. Nosecap retains nearly all of its vibrant, orig case colors. Mechanics are crisp, including set trigger, bright shiny bore as gun has seen very little use. 50412-9 (25,000-50,000) IVORY – Lot 4113

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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