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    LOT 1038
Very Fine Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Takedown Rifle in Scarce .40-82 W.C.F. - Serial no. 106360, 40-82 WCF cal., 26 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The Winchester Model 1886 was the first lever action rifle designed by legendary American gunsmith John Moses Browning and was the first Winchester repeater available that could use high power “express” cartridges. This rifle is chambered in the scarce .40-82 W.C.F. This caliber was introduced in 1885 for the Winchester Model 1885 single shot rifle also designed by Browning and was available for the Model 1886 into the early 20th century but was then discontinued. The
caliber was favored by elk and heavy game hunters, but rifles in this caliber are rarely encountered due to many being altered over the last century to more available calibers.
This rifle was manufactured in 1895, is in takedown configuration and is fitted with a Lyman beaded blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The top barrel flat is stamped
with the two-line New Haven address ahead of the rear sight and “40-82 WCF” at the breech. “MODEL 1886” is stamped on the upper tang. The lower tang has the serial number and the two-line patent dates marking. The plain forearm and straight grip stock are nicely figured walnut. The buttstock is fitted with a crescent buttplate.
CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 70% plus original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. 60% original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. The buttplate has a smooth brown- gray patina. The hammer and lever retain 50% original case colors. The wood is also very fine with some scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 5,500 - 7,500
yard notches; the First Model dust cover setup with the cover riding in grooves mortised into the top of the
frame, saddle ring on the left side of the frame, “MODEL. 1873.” on the upper tang, “14547” in script numerals on the lower tang, correctly no caliber or factory proof markings, and a carbine forearm and
stock with a five-piece steel cleaning rod in the stock compartment. CONDITION: Very good plus with 30% original blue on the barrel, strong traces of original blue in the
protected recesses of the mostly silvered out frame, smooth gray and brown patina on the balance, minor oxidation, and generally mild overall wear. The lightly sanded and re-oiled wood is also very good and has mild scrapes and dings and some
 LOT 1039
Highly Desirable Documented First Model Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter - Serial no. 14547, 44-40 WCF cal., 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The Winchester Model 1873 was one of the most popular firearms in the American West and was often used along side a Colt Frontier Six Shooter by individuals of varying walks of life for law enforcement, defense, and hunting. The factory letter lists this carbine as received in the warehouse on January 8, 1877, and then shipped on July 5, 1877,
with 29 other guns. It has a blade front sight built into the front barrel band, a notch and folding leaf
 rear sight with 100, 300, and 500
    edge wear. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 4,500 - 7,000
 LOT 1040
Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .405 W.C.F. - Serial no. 416620, 405 WCF cal., 24
inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1923. Features a dovetailed blade front sight on a raised base, adjustable sporting
 rear sight, the nickel steel marking and “.405 W.C.F.” on the left, “WP” proofs, the two-line patent marking on the left side of the frame, three-line model and
trademark marking on the upper tang, serial number and “B” on the lower tang, Schnabel tip forearm and straight wrist stock with orange recoil pad.
CONDITION: Very fine with 70% plus of the original blue finish remaining, some finish loss and smooth gray and brown patina concentrated on the frame, and minor overall wear. The wood is fine and has minor marks and scratches, some slight edge/corner wear, and a hardened and flattened recoil pad. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: Richard Peters, USMC, Reserves Law Enforcement, a Gentleman.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250

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