Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 7: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in .45-70 Caliber

Auction Date: September 8, 2017

Very Fine Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .45-70 Caliber

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $8,500

Very Fine Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable .45-70 Caliber

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-70
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 4033
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 9
Class: Antique

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-."

Rating Definition:

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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