This Winchester Model 86 lever action rifle was manufactured in 1920 and subsequently upgraded to deluxe configuration most likely by the factory. The rifle is fitted with Lyman sights consisting of a gold bead front and a No. 6 two leaf folding rear. The left side of the barrel has the two-line Winchester legend, the two-line nickel steel marking, and "33 W.C.F." A single Winchester factory oval proof appears on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang has the three-line model/trade mark information. The lower tang has the serial number and two-line patent date marking. Import marked on underside of barrel. The forearm and straight grip stock are replacement 3x select grade walnut and feature factory "H" type checkering. The buttstock is fitted with a Winchester recoil pad. The left side of the lower tang is stamped "149 XXX," and the assembly number "149" is repeated on the stock inlet. Includes the original plain walnut straight grip stock marked with the assembly number "149" (matches assembly number on lower tang) and forearm which features a silver inlaid letter "S" on the underside. Provenance: The Wayne Connor Collection
Very fine, retaining 98% original blue finish on the receiver and barrel with slight thinning on the lever. The loading gate retains 50% original nitre blue. The refinished buttstock is very fine with added recoil pad. The forend is excellent with very limited handling marks and nearly all of the finish remaining. The original stock and forearm are also excellent with minimal handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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