Artist: Winchester |
Title: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle, belonged to outlaw Cherokee Bill. SN 15416. Cal. 38-56
Rifle is standard grade 86 with 26" octaganal barrel, full magazine, homemade German silver blade front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with burl and American walnut with straight stock and a crescent buttplate. Right side of buttstock is hand painted in white paint, "Cherokee Bill." Other partial letters have been worn away. Accompanied by a Cody firearms Museum letter. Condition: Good. Nor original finish remains. Wood has light nicks and scratches. Not inspected internally. Provenance: Will Wirsing, Ft. Smith, AR Chris Wirsing, by descent Preston Rose Bruce Bartlett James D. Julia Auctioneers Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction Private Collection, TX
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