Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 28: Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Short Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Lever Action .45-70 Short Rifle

Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Lever Action .45-70 Short Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-70
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 630
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 37
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1911. Beaded blade Lyman front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight on a barrel stamped with the two-line address/patent dates legend, two-line nickel steel marking and "45-70" on the left side. A Winchester factory oval proof is stamped on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang has the three-line Model 1886/trade mark information. The full length magazine is a rare feature on an extra lightweight rifle. The lower tang has the two-line patent dates and the serial number. The left of the lower tang is marked "674". Sling eyelets are mounted on the underside of the forend cap and buttstock. The straight grip stock is fitted with a checkered Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 80% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance, some takedown wear on the magazine and a small patch of cleaned pitting on the barrel. Buttplate has some chipping at the toe. The wood is fine with minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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