Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 21: Winchester 1887 Shotgun 12

Auction Date: September 9, 2016

Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action Shotgun with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,500

Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action Shotgun with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1887
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1905
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 19
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1892 with a single brass bead sight on the polished blue barrel and a 2 3/4 inch chamber. The frame is vibrantly casehardened and has the standard "WRACo" monogram on the left side, serial number on the underside forward of the lever, and the four-line address and patent markings on the lower tang. Equipped with a casehardened hammer, lever, and trigger. Fitted with two-piece, diamond checkered, fancy walnut forearm and round knob pistol grip stock with a checkered Winchester plastic buttplate. Length of pull is 13 inches. Includes a factory letter that confirms the shotgun configuration, 12 gauge, 30 inch barrel length, extra light, and a fancy checkered stock with rubber buttplate. The letter also states that the serial number was applied on November 7, 1892, received in the warehouse on November 10, 1892, and shipped on November 12, 1892, under order number 8769.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally restored. The barrel and magazine tube retain 97% of the blue finish with only slight handling marks. The frame, hammer, lever, and trigger have vivid case colors with only slight handling marks. The marking are clear. The revarnished wood is very good with minor scattered scratches and dings and a small chip absent near the lower tang. The recut checkering is crisp. Mechanically excellent.

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