This classic Model 1886 carbine was manufactured in 1894 and is chambered in the popular frontier cartridge: .45-70 Government. The John Moses Browning designed Model 1886 was the first Winchester repeater capable of chambering the .45-70. While .45-70 was the most popular caliber for the Model 1886, research by John T. Madl in the available records found only 1,911 carbines in this caliber. This carbine has a pinned blade front sight, notch and folding ladder rear sight, the two-line address ahead of the rear sight, the caliber behind the rear sight, a saddle ring on the left, "-MODEL 1886-" on the upper tang, the patent marking behind the trigger, the script serial number at the rear of the lower tang, and a smooth carbine stock and forearm.
Good with mottled gray and brown patina overall, mild pitting, general mild scratches and dings, and moderate overall wear. The refinished wood is also good and has numerous dings and dents from use, general scratches, a split in the forend tip, and some small flakes. Mechanically fine.