Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 45: Engraved Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Engraved Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .45-90 Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Engraved Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .45-90 Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-90 WCF
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1253
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 33
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1888 and subsequently engraved. The sides of the receiver feature a scallop-like border pattern and scrollwork on a punch dot background. The left side of the receiver has a panel scene engraving. The barrel has the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "45-90 W.C.F." at the breech and is fitted with dovetail blade front and elevation adjustable rear sights. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886." The lower tang has the serial number and the two-line patent dates marking. Mounted on a smooth forearm and straight grip stock.

Rating Definition:

Very good as custom embellished. The barrel, magazine, forend cap, bolt retain and buttplate 50% of the original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The receiver has an overall bright appearance. There is some minor pitting that is deeper and more extensive on the buttplate. The engraving is crisp. The refinished wood is very good with a hairline crack on the forearm (left side) and a few minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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