Offered here is a desirable example of a .45-70 caliber Winchester Model 1886 lever action rifle with a casehardened receiver. The accompanying Cody Firearms Records Office serial number confirmation states the serial number was applied for on February 9, 1891, and the rifle had a round barrel in .45-70 caliber and plain trigger when it was received in the warehouse on February 24, 1891, and shipped on June 13, 1891. It has dovetailed blade and folding ladder sights, a barrel marked with the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "45-70" at the breech and an upper tang marked "-MODEL 1886-."
Very fine. The barrel, magazine and bolt retain 80% original blue finish with the balance thinning to a brown. The remaining metal surfaces retain 60% plus original case colors. The wood is fine with a deep gash on the forearm, a few minor gouges and some minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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