Originally manufactured in 1892 with special order features, this Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 rifle currently features floral non-factory added custom engraved scrollwork on a punch dot background, scalloped borders and a buffalo scene on the receiver. The scrollwork extends to the lever. The accompanying factory letter confirms several special order features such as the round matted barrel in .45-90 caliber, checkered pistol grip stock, half magazine and rifle butt. It was received in the warehouse on August 27, 1892, and shipped the same day. Winchester factory oval proofs which were standardized around 1903 are stamped on the left side of the barrel and top of the receiver at the breech. The rifle is fitted with German silver blade front, elevation adjustable rear and tang peep sights. The barrel and bolt are blue, and the remaining surfaces are casehardened. Mounted on a highly figured and checkered pistol grip stock with an ebony grip insert and hard rubber factory buttplate.
Extremely fine as professionally custom embellished. The rifle retains 99% plus of the blue finish and case colors showing some light high edge wear. The wood shows limited minor handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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