The accompanying factory letter confirms the octagon barrel in .45-90 caliber and plain trigger. The rifle was received in the warehouse on October 5, 1894 and shipped nearly a year later on September 10, 1895 with nine other arms. The frame, hammer, lever, forend cap, and buttplate have the desirable casehardened finish. The barrel is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight and is stamped with the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "45-90 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-". The lower tang is marked with the patent marking and the script serial number. The rifle has standard forearm and buttstock.
Exceptionally fine. The barrel and magazine retain 90% plus original blue finish with the balance thinning to a brown. 90% original blue remains on the bolt. 80% original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. The frame, hammer, lever, and forend cap retain 85% vivid original case colors. Patterns of original case colors remain on the buttplate. The wood is very fine with minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. A highly attractive Winchester Model 1886 .45-90 WCF rifle with desirable casehardened frame.
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