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Auction Date: April 20, 2012

Lot 1058: Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Rifle in 45-90

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Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Rifle in 45-90
Estimated Price: $8,500 - $12,000
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Serial #Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Rifle in 45-90 ManufacturerWinchester Model1886-Rifle
TypeRifle Gauge45-90 WCF Catalog Page205
Barrel26 Inch Octagon FinishBlue Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Rifle that was manufactured in 1894. The rifle has a special order 26-inch full-octagon barrel and shotgun buttplate. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap and receiver have a blue finish and the hammer and loading lever are casehardened. The stock and forearm are Grade I fancy grain walnut with a varnish finish. The stock has a black checkered hard rubber shotgun style buttplate with the round Winchester logo in the center. The barrel has a standard dovetail mounted sporting front sight with nickel-silver blade and set screw on the right side and a sporting style rear sight with screw-adjustable center notch. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped "- MANUFACTURED BY THE- -WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. -" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "45-90 W.C.F." is roll-stamped in two lines between the rear sight and the receiver. The top of the receiver tang is roll-stamped "- MODEL 1886 -". The lower tang is stamped with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates behind the trigger and the script serial number "102016" between the tang screws. The stock is fitted with a non-factory sling swivel mount; there is no corresponding sling swivel mount on the forearm cap.

ConditionExcellent. The rifle retains 90% plus of the original blue finish. There is takedown wear on the upper portion of the magazine from contact with the band and the blue finish on the takedown collar is thin. There are numerous scattered tiny areas of pitting on the forward and upper edges of the receiver. The sides of the receiver have some very faint scratches. The hammer and lever retain 85% or more of the casehardened finish with strong case colors. The barrel and receiver markings are crisp. The fancy grain walnut stock and forearm are both in excellent condition and retain nearly all of the original varnish finish. Wear is limited to a few very minor handling marks. This an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Rifle with special order 26-inch barrel, fancy grain walnut stock and forearm and shotgun buttplate.
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