Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3034: Engraved Antique Deluxe Style Winchester Model 1886 Rifle

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Attractive Engraved Antique Deluxe Style Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Lever Action Rifle in .45-70 W.C.F.

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Attractive Engraved Antique Deluxe Style Winchester Model 1886 Takedown Lever Action Rifle in .45-70 W.C.F.

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-70 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 596
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 26
Class: Antique
Description:

Receiver originally manufactured in 1894, this rifle was subsequently professionally custom upgraded to deluxe configuration and embellished with near full coverage floral scroll and panel scene engraving. The right side of the receiver features a bison scene with a grizzly bear on the left, both surrounded by floral scroll. There is a Winchester oval proof on the receiver ring. It is fitted with a combination blade/globe front sight and a three-leaf express rear sight and a flourish of floral scroll engraving on the barrel at the breech. Mounted with a finely figured, "H" pattern checkered, forearm and pistol grip stock with a cheek piece, sling swivel studs, and leather covered recoil pad.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally custom upgraded to current configuration and engraved, retains 95% plus of the blue and casehardened finishes with some light wear on the magazine tube from takedown and some internal storage grease residue. The wood is also very fine with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically functions but stiff.



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