Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 32: Engraved Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Attractive Engraved Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Lever Action Short Rifle

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

Attractive Engraved Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Lever Action Short Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-70
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: highly figured checkered
Item Views: 765
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 40
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1920 and subsequently beautifully embellished with a high quality engraving. The receiver is decorated with fine floral scrollwork on a punch dot background and simple borders along with engraved screw heads. The forend cap and takedown collar are also engraved. The finely checkered and engraved trapdoor buttplate contains a four piece cleaning rod with brush attachment and T-handle. The left side of the barrel has the two-line Winchester legend, two-line nickel steel marking and "45-70." 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 86/trade mark information. Fitted with a dovetail Lyman beaded blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The multi-point checkered forearm and straight grip stock are select walnut. The buttstock has a right handed cheek piece and "WCR" inscribed initial silver oval on the underside.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall as professionally embellished, retaining 98% of the custom blue finish and a few minor handling marks on the wood with overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. A highly attractive engraved, deluxe style Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Rifle.



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