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Lot 1024: Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in .45-90 W.C.F

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

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1024: Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in .45-90 W.C.F

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

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
Price Realized:

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

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1886
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-90 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 523
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 21
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1891 with the desirable early casehardened receiver found only on Model 1886 rifles manufactured prior to 1902. Standard two-line address and "45-90 W.C.F." on the top barrel flat, model designation on the upper tang, and two-line patent marking and serial number on the lower tang. Fitted with dovetailed German silver 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 octagon barrel in .45-90 caliber and plain trigger. The letter also states the rifle was received in the warehouse on July 18, 1891 and shipped on July 24.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains strong traces of the original blue finish, mainly in sheltered areas with the balance having thinned to a grey-brown patina and traces of original case colors in sheltered areas with the balance a mottled silvery-grey patina. The wood is also very good and has some minor dings, dents, and scratches scattered throughout and a hairline crack in the forearm. Mechanically excellent.



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