Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 32: Acid Etched Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lightweight Rifle

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Attractive Acid Etched Panel Scenes Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lightweight Lever Action Takedown Rifle

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

Attractive Acid Etched Panel Scenes Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lightweight Lever Action Takedown Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 33 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: fancy checkered walnut
Item Views: 838
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 37
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1915 and subsequently custom embellished using acid etching with scrollwork and game panel scenes applied to the sides of the receiver. Amongst the scrollwork is a hunter taking aim with his rifle at a charging bear on the left side and running wolf on the right side, all on a matte background. Beaded blade Lyman front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight on a barrel with the two-line legend, two-line nickel steel marking and "33 WCF" on the left side. A Winchester factory oval proof is stamped on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The half length magazine has the patent date marked on the takedown release. The lower tang is stamped with the two-line patent dates marking as well as with the serial number. The upper tang has the three-line model/trade mark information. The forearm and pistol grip stock are checkered deluxe walnut featuring "H" type checkering. The stock has a hard rubber Winchester grip cap and unmarked solid recoil pad. The left side of the lower tang is marked "347." The assembly number "347" is repeated on the stock inlet.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as period custom embellished, retaining 85% plus of the blue finish with smooth brown-gray patina on the balance. The etching is crisp. 40% of the case colors remain on the lever. The wood is also very fine with minor dings and scratches, most of the original finish remaining and a few blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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