Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3029: Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Documented Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in Scarce .40-70 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Documented Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in Scarce .40-70 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 40-70
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 639
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 23
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1894. Standard two-line address and "40-70 W.C.F." 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 10 May 1894 and shipment on 21 May 1894 in order number 13912.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 25% plus original blue finish with the balance mostly a plum brown patina and strong flashes of original case colors primarily on the left side of the receiver with the balance a silvery-grey patina speckled with brown. The lightly sanded and reoiled wood is good with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout, and a couple hairline cracks in the wrist. Mechanically excellent.



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