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Auction Date: September 7, 2012

Lot 23: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in 45-70 Caliber

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in 45-70 Caliber
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750
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Serial #Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in 45-70 Caliber ManufacturerWinchester Model1886
TypeRifle Gauge45-70 Catalog Page12
Barrel26 Inch Octagon FinishBlue/casehardened Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1896. This is a desirable 45-70 Model 1886 Winchester Lever Action Rifle. The rifle had a blue barrel, magazine, loading gate and bolt with casehardened remaining parts. The top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight is marked "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN, U.S.A.". , "45-70" is marked on top at the breech, "-MODEL 1886-" on the upper tang and the serial number is marked on the lower tang behind the lever, and marked "PAT, OCT. 14, 1884/JAN. 20, 1885" directly behind the trigger. The barrel is equipped with a dovetailed silver blade front sight and folding rear sporting sight graduated to 1,000 yards. Full magazine tube and mounted with a smooth forearm with an iron end cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

ConditionGood. The metal surfaces have a smooth mottled brownish gray patina. The wood has been lightly sanded and refinished, and remains fair with a 2 inch very minor crack extending from the right rear of the upper tang back. There are a couple minor gouges on the upper portion of the stock, as well as some visible sand marks and a few overall minor dings. The markings are clear. The action is fine.
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