Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1001: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .45-70 Rifle

Auction Date: September 12, 2020

Fine Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .45-70 Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Fine Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .45-70 Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-70
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1883
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 8
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1891. The rifle is equipped with a dovetail D.W. King blade front sight and an "1886" marked folding ladder rear sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line address legend ahead of the rear sight and "45-70" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-", and the lower tang has the serial number and patent dates. The barrel, magazine tube and bolt are blued, the loading gate is niter blue and the remaining surfaces are casehardened. The plain straight grip stock is fitted with a solid crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel and magazine retain 70% thinned original blue finish. 60% original blue remains on the bolt. 40% original niter blue remains on the loading gate. The receiver, hammer, lever and forend cap retain 60% original case colors. The buttplate has a smooth gray patina. There is some scattered cleaned pitting/spotting. The refinished wood is very good with a chip near the upper tang (right side), otherwise some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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