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Auction Date: May 20, 2011

Lot 408: Fine Antique Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action Shotgun

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Fine Antique Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action Shotgun
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000
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Serial #Fine Antique Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action Shotgun ManufacturerWinchester Model1887
TypeShotgun Gauge12 Catalog Page83
Barrel30 Inch Round FinishBlue/casehardened Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1893. The left side of the receiver is marked with the large "WRACo" monogram, the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver and the lower tang is marked "MANUFACTURED BY THE / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / - NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. - / PAT. FEB. 16. & JULY 20. 1886". The breech end of the barrel is marked "12" on top and the Winchester "WP" oval proof on the left side. Single brass bead sight, chambers at 2 3/4" and choke gauges modified. Blue barrel and magazine tube, casehardened receiver and lever, and mounted with the standard smooth two slab walnut forearm and round knob pistol grip stock with checkered iron buttplate. LOP 13". Winchester produced about 65,000 Model 1887 shotguns in 10 and 12 gauge from 1887 to 1901.

ConditionVery fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 75% original thin blue finish with a smooth plum brown patina on the balance. The receiver and breechblock retain 70% original case colors, and the lever shows bright original case colors on the sides, faded on the bottom and a smooth silver gray on the balance. The wood is also very fine, retaining at least 80% original varnish and showing a few scattered minor dings and scratches. The markings remain sharp. The action is excellent.
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