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Lot 3039: Antique Winchester Model 1886 Rifle in .45-90 W.C.F.

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Documented Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in .45-90 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Documented Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in .45-90 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-90 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 640
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 36
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1893. Standard two-line address and "45-90 W.C.F." on the top of the barrel at the breech, model designation on the upper tang, and two-line patent marking and serial number on the lower tang. Fitted with dovetailed beaded blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration (plain trigger listed twice) as well as shipment on 5 October 1893 in order number 1220.

Rating Definition:

Very good with classic working gun character, retaining 20% original blue finish mainly in sheltered areas and traces of the original case colors with most having silvered and the balance a smooth grey patina and some scattered light pitting. The wood is good with numerous scattered dings, a gouge on the left side of the forend, and scratches scattered throughout. Mechanically excellent. This rifle has all of the hallmarks of a well used and well cared for Winchester Model 1886 that saw a lifetime of service.



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