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SN 4962. Cal. 45-90 WFC. Case colored deluxe extra fancy 1886 Winchester rifle with 26″ full oct bbl and full magazine. Second year of manufacture 1887 with sporting ivory bead front sight and full buckhorn sporting rear sight. Highly figured select walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and checkered forearm done in the H pattern. Pistol grip has traditional small ebony inlay and buttstock is fitted with the early thick patterned crescent buttplate. Factory equipped with single set trigger. Case colored receiver, crescent buttplate, forend cap, hammer and finger lever. Bbl has traditional early 2-line address forward of rear sight “-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A.-“. Chamber marked with traditional “45-90 W.C.F.” caliber marking. There are no violent proofs on receiver or bbl. Accompanied by factory documentation from The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, in the form of a factory letter. 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: Exceptionally fine overall condition, this second year production 1886 is in a very fine state of preservation with most factory blue finish remaining on bbl and magazine with slight wear at muzzle and crowns of oct flats. Magazine band has turned rather plum in appearance. Magazine tube shows very slight finish loss at muzzle end and thinning of finish on left side just forward of forend cap. Receiver retains most vivid case coloring on loading gate side with silvering occurring at the confluence of receiver and right side of forearm. Left side of receiver has strong traces of case coloring with slight staining at forward end. Bottom of frame has somewhat silvered with slight darkening towards bottom of forearm. Tang which has the early single line marking “-MODEL 1886-” has strong case colors in protected areas around hammer with balance towards tang screw turning rather plum. Crescent buttplate is mostly silvered with shadows of case coloring remaining. The highly figured deluxe pistol grip buttstock is very fine with most finish remaining with typical loss at wrist from handling and use. Numerous period small bruises and scratches are evident but more so on left side. Deluxe checkered forearm retains approximately half of the factory varnish with finish loss and checkering wear in central area and on bottom. Bore and mechanics are exceptional and single set trigger is functioning properly. A very fine overall condition second year of manufacture extra fancy deluxe Model 1886. 50506-46 TDW (17,500-27,500) IVORY – Lot 4120

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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