Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 11: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Exceptional Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Desirable .45-70 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Estimated Price: $14,000 - $22,500

Exceptional Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Desirable .45-70 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886-Carbine
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-70 WCF
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 784
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 16
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

The factory letter lists this carbine in .45/70 with a shotgun butt and as received in the warehouse on August 3, 1915, and then shipped to Abercrombie & Fitch in New York on August 17, 19015, in order 633085. It has the standard two-line address and patent marking and caliber designation at the breech, both on top of the barrel. There are Winchester oval proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech, the barrel proof slightly offset to accommodate the caliber marking. The model designation and trademark are on the upper tang and the serial number is on the lower tang. It is fitted with pinned blade front and folding ladder rear sights, as well as a saddle ring mounted on the left of the receiver. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a checkered steel shotgun buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 80% plus of the original blue finish and 75% of the original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina with a few scattered patches of very light surface pitting. The wood is very fine with a few scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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