Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 23: Winchester Semi-Deluxe Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

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

Winchester Semi-Deluxe Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 33 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1042
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 31
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1903. The rifle is fitted with a Lyman beaded blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The barrel has the two-line address marking ahead of the rear sight, "33 W.C.F." at the breech, and the two-line nickel steel marking on the left side. A Winchester factory oval proof is correctly stamped on the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-." The lower tang has the two-line patent dates marking along with the serial number. The forearm and pistol grip stock checkered walnut. The buttstock has a hard rubber Winchester grip cap and a solid crescent buttplate. The left side of the lower tang is marked "1468" and "CH." Stock inlet and buttplate are unnumbered.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The barrel, magazine and forend cap retain 85% plus original blue finish and the receiver retains 80% original blue finish with thinning on the balance. Slight traces of original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. 80% original case colors remain on the hammer. 30% original case colors remain on the lever. The buttplate has faded to a gray. The wood is very good with minor dings and scratches and worn checkering mostly on the forearm. Mechanically excellent.

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