Despite the gleam on the cover, Wolverine does not have his adamantium when he faces Deathstrike in these issues.
Adam Kubert gets it right on the cover to #77.
He goes to Canada to learn about the Weapon X program, in an effort to get his armored bones back, and meets up with Alpha Flight.
Oh, and why are he and Deathstrike fighting?
She tipped his boat.