Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 10: Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Rifle with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 1, 2017

Documented Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,000

Documented Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38-56 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1780
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 13
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1890. The accompanying factory letter lists this rifle with a half octagon barrel in .38-56 WCF, plain trigger and checkered pistol grip stock when it was received in the warehouse on May 2, 1890, and shipped the same day. The barrel has dovetailed blade and elevation adjustable sights and is marked with the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "35-56 WCF" at the breech. A folding peep sight is mounted on the upper tang. The lower tang has the two-line patent dates and the serial number. The barrel, magazine and bolt are blue, and the remaining surfaces are casehardened. The highly figured and checkered pistol grip stock has an ebony insert in the grip and a solid crescent buttplate. The lower tang is marked "295XX," the stock inlet is marked "295," and the buttplate is unmarked.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel, magazine and bolt retain 50% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The remaining surfaces also retain 50% original case colors. The refinished wood is also fine showing a barely noticeable repair in the wrist, limited minor handling marks and overall crisp recut checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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