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SN 77663. Cal. 45-70. 26″ oct bbl with nickel silver bladed sporting front sight and “1886” dated sporting folding staff rear sight. Bbl has traditional 2-line Winchester address on top bbl flat. Marked “45-70″ on top flat over chamber. Case colored receiver, hammer, finger lever, buttplate and forend cap. 2-pc nicely figured walnut stocks with crescent butt. Manufactured 1893 and is accompanied with factory letter verifying this configuration. CONDITION: Fine overall condition, with much factory blue finish remaining with several areas of finish loss now turning plum on muzzle of bbl and 12″ from muzzle on right side bbl flats. All corners of oct flats are sharp and fine. Full length tube magazine has slight pitting encompassing the last 4”, but has aged very well and now is rather plum overall. Case colored solid receiver has strong vivid case colors with area of darkening and light pitting on right side of receiver above loading gate assembly. Left side of receiver and top of chamber are excellent with vivid case colors and much factory lacquer remaining with some very minor lacquer loss and several very small areas of slight pitting. Upper and lower tangs are exceptionally fine with most all slightly fading case colors remaining. Walnut forearm is very fine with several small bruises on right hand side that are now slightly oil darkened but most all factory varnish remains. Buttstock very fine with several small bruises at wrist and several compression scratches towards crescent butt. An area of oil staining is present surrounding upper tang and climbing onto comb. This is a very pleasant and fine overall antique 1886 rifle with excellent bore and mechanics. 51033-1 TDW (10,000-18,000) – Lot 4126

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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