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Lot 3016: Antique Winchester Model 1886 Rifle in .50-100-450

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Desirable Documented Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in Highly Desirable .50-100-450 with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Desirable Documented Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in Highly Desirable .50-100-450 with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50-100-450
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 777
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 13
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1895. Standard two-line address and desirable "50-100-450" caliber marking on the top of the barrel at the breech, model designation on the upper tang, and two-line patent marking and serial number on the lower tang. Fitted with dovetailed German silver blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as receipt at the warehouse on 31 July 1895 and shipment on 7 August 1895 in order number 17152.

Rating Definition:

Good, retains strong traces of original blue finish, mostly in sheltered areas, with the balance a plum-brown patina and a silvery-grey patina in place of the case colors. The wood is also good with minor dings and scratches scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent.



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