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SN 144701. Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl. Half magazine with takedown feature. Blue finish. Nicely figured XX checkered American walnut stocks with shotgun butt. Factory engraved number 9 style with a vignette of a bear on left side of receiver, bordered by scroll work on front and rear, with a straight line dbl border overall, with walking punch and dot accents. Right side of receiver shows a vignette on the forward part of a big-horn ram. Loading gate is bordered with scroll decoration and the same 2-line border as left side. Top of receiver has line engraving with small scroll at forward end. Ejector port has wavy line punch dot accents. Upper tang has line scroll accent behind hammer. Tang mark is bordered by dbl line accent. Bottom of receiver also has line scroll at forward end with a half moon accent. There is a scalloped shell decoration in front of lever hinge. Breech-end of bbl has line scroll decoration. Takedown ring also has a line border. Forend cap has line scroll decoration with a border. Bbl has 2-line Winchester address rolled on left side near forend cap. Breech of bbl has “Nickel Steel Bbl especially for smokeless powder” in front of cal mark on left side. Lyman front-sight with ivory bead. Rear-sight mortise is filled with a blank. Upper tang of receiver is marked Model 1886 over Winchester over trademark. SN is stamped behind lever on lower tang. Patent marks are stamp under lever. Lower tang has assembly no. “613” followed by “XX”. Upper tang shows “17” in front of a triangle proof. Upper tang mortise of buttstock shows assembly no. “613”. Hard rubber buttplate is not marked. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter dated September 16, 2008, showing rifle, 33 cal, rnd bbl, plain trigger, fancy checkered stock, Lyman front and rear sights, blank in rear seat, half magazine, shotgun butt with rubber buttplate, takedown, and engraved $4.00 number 9, substitute vignette no. 3 and no. 12. Showing shipment on July 6, 1908. Order no. 153856B. 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, with a very professional, possibly factory restored finish overall. Bbl retains 95% blue finish that is drifting to a plumb-brown to forward-end with some slight muzzle wear. All marks and engraving are sharp. Bore is slightly frosty with strong rifling. Magazine and takedown ring also show 90+% blue finish. Receiver shows 90% blue finish with sharp engraving, sharp markings, and a few slight scratches overall. Bolt shows 80% slightly faded blue with some cleaning marks. Hammer shows vivid case color overall, slightly faded on top with sharp checkering. Lever shows vivid case color in protected areas turning a smooth silver-brown patina on outer edge. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with sharp checkering. Stocks retain nearly all of dull varnish finish with slight handling marks overall. Buttstock shows a couple of small repairs at toe. Varnish finish has been professionally refreshed. Forend shows orig varnish finish with some loss on left side. A very attractive factory engraved Model 1886 rifle with many special features that has had a very professional, possibly factory restoration. 50936-3 TEP (20,000-30,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 4118

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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