Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 44: Winchester Model 1886 Rifle with Factory Letter in .50 Express

Auction Date: September 11, 2020

Documented Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter in Desirable .50 Express Caliber

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

Documented Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter in Desirable .50 Express Caliber

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50 express
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 51
Class: Antique
Description:

The included factory letter lists the rifle in .50/110 caliber with an octagon barrel and plain trigger when received at the warehouse on August 13, 1894 and shipped on September 12, 1894 in order number 20318. Caliber marking "50 EX" on top barrel flat near the breech with otherwise standard Winchester markings. Dovetail blade front sight, sporting rear sight, and mounted in a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Good, showing traces of blue in areas and appears to have been cleaned at some point in its past. Strong blue finish on the bolt, scattered light surface oxidation throughout, and light high edge wear. The wood is also good as sanded and revarnished. Mechanically excellent.



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