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SN 55436. Cal. 46-90 WCF. Manufactured April 1891 Deluxe Extra Fancy Model 1886 45-90 rifle with case colored receiver, hammer, lever and forend cap. Swiss butt with factory sling swivels and THIRTY inch matted bbl and full magazine. Highly figured 2X flame crotch walnut pistol grip checkered butt and forearm checkered in the H pattern. Marbles folding tang sight with sporting Lyman ivory bead blade front sight. Single set trigger with the initials “HvHG”. Accompanied with factory letter provided by The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. 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. Much orig blue finish remaining on bbl with balance turning plum. 30″ magazine tube has somewhat turned brown. Receiver has a large amount of vivid case colors in protected areas while turning dark towards front of receiver and somewhat silvering on bottom. Hammer appears to have a large amount of case colors under years of dried grease that has remained undisturbed. Lever is as hammer with moderate case colors and pleasantly dried grease. Highly figured deluxe walnut stocks with ebony inlay at pistol grip are very fine with typical numerous small nicks and abrasions with several larger scrapes on forearm but still retain a very large amount of the orig piano varnish finish. Bore and mechanics are very good. Set trigger functioning properly. Swiss butt has mellowed to an even mustard and matting on top of bbl is very fine with typical edge wear that is found on this extra rare option. Factory documentation indicates the rifle was shipped with oct bbl, deluxe checkered pistol grip stocks, set trigger, cal 45-90, swing swivels, Swiss butt, and was shipped April 1891. There are two other dates of interest on the letter which are believed to be return and repair or possible upgrade dated May 19, 1894, and April 5, 1895. A very fine example that is uncleaned and in a pleasant state of preservation. 50506-50 TDW (20,000-30,000) IVORY – Lot 4116

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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