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Lot 36: Scarce Winchester Model 1886 Rifle in .38-70 with Factory Letter

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: September 6, 2019

Lot 36: Scarce Winchester Model 1886 Rifle in .38-70 with Factory Letter

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: September 6, 2019

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
Price Realized:

Documented Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in Scarce .38-70 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38-70 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2723
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 33
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1894 with standard markings. The included factory letter confirms the rare caliber and current configuration as well as receipt at the warehouse on 2 July 1894 and shipment from the warehouse on 6 August 1902 in order number 137600. Dovetail blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights and fitted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very good plus, retains 30% thinned original blue finish on the barrel and magazine tube with faint traces of original case colors on the receiver with the balance a smooth silver grey patina. The very good wood has minor dings and scratches throughout. Mechanically excellent.



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