The accompanying factory letter lists this special order Model 1886 with a half octagon barrel in .40-82 caliber, plain trigger, and half magazine when received in the warehouse on February 14, 1894 and shipped on February 15. The half octagon barrel and half magazine tube are special order features. The rifle also has the desirable early casehardened receiver found only on Model 1886 rifles manufactured prior to 1902. The rifle is fitted with a dovetail front sight, an elevation adjustable rear sight and a folding tang peep sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line address marking ahead of the rear sight and "40-82 W.C.F." at the breech. The lower tang is stamped with the two-line patent dates marking and the serial number. The receiver, hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate are casehardened, the bolt is blued and the loading gate is niter blue. The plain forearm and straight grip stock are nicely figured walnut. Includes a letter of authenticity signed by Tom Selleck confirming it is from his personal collection.
Excellent. The barrel retains 95% original blue finish with the balance fading to a plum. The bolt retains 95% plus original blue finish. The loading gate retains 97% original niter blue. The frame retains 97% vivid original case colors. The wood is also excellent showing some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. A high condition example of Winchester's premier North America big game hunting rifle, the Model 1886. Provenance: The Tom Selleck Collection
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