Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 18: Semi-Deluxe Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with Factory Letter

Auction Date: September 6, 2019

Very Fine Documented Winchester Model 1886 Semi-Deluxe Extra Lightweight Lever Action Rifle in .45-70 with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Very Fine Documented Winchester Model 1886 Semi-Deluxe Extra Lightweight Lever Action Rifle in .45-70 with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-70
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1584
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 20
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1901. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration including barrel length, plain trigger, plain checkered pistol grip stock, Lyman tang sight (listed as "rear sight" in letter), half magazine, hard rubber shotgun buttplate, sling swivels, and extra light. The letter also states that the rifle was received at the warehouse 2 February 1902 and shipped from the warehouse the same month.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% plus original blue finish and 80% plus of the vibrant original case colors on the lever and hammer with the balance a smooth grey patina. The wood is fine with numerous minor dings and scratches throughout. Mechanically excellent.



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