Lot #46
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Lot 47: Antique Winchester Model 1886 Rifle in Scarce .38-70 W.C.F.

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Lot 47: Antique Winchester Model 1886 Rifle in Scarce .38-70 W.C.F.

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250
Price Realized:

Documented Antique 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: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 46
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1895 with standard markings and casehardened receiver. Out of the total production of 156,599 Model 1886 rifles, only approximately 1,167 were chambered in this scarce caliber. Fitted with dovetailed German silver blade front and elevation adjustable notch rear sights. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration of the rifle as well as receipt at the warehouse on 24 August 1895 and shipment on 2 July 1896.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 20% original blue on the barrel, faint traces of original case color patterns, and traces original nitre blue on the loading gate with the balance mostly a mottled brown-grey or silvered patina and some light spotting on the barrel. The wood is also fine with some scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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