Model 1886

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Winchester 1886 Antique First Model Deluxe Rifle .45-90 s/n 5524
Private Collection

Winchester 1886 Antique First Model Deluxe Rifle .45-90 s/n 5524
mfg 1887 - 26” round matted barrel; half mag; case hardened receiver with “xxxx” marked on lower tang; engraved hammer, lever and forend cap ($2 of engraving); sporting front and rear sights; deluxe 4-x presentation grade pistol grip checkered walnut stocks with ebony inlay; rubber shotgun buttplate. Factory ledger indicates caliber as .40-82 by ditto marks from above item--an obvious error in the records.

Private Collection

Winchester 1886 Semi-Deluxe Short Rifle .40-82 caliber s/n 53238
mfg 1891 - Special-order 21" octagon barrel; full mag; early-style uncapped, uncheckered pistol grip quarter-sawn walnut stock with ebony inlay and smooth steel shotgun butt. Barrel, mag and buttplate retain 99% of their original bright blue finish; receiver retains 99% brilliant case-colors; stocks retain all of their original varnish finish, bore appears unfired. Although Porter's research indicates four other 21" 1886s were produced, a rare combination of features makes this gun a one-of-a-kind.

Winchester 1886 Antique Deluxe Carbine .45-70 s/n 76080
Private Collection

Winchester 1886 Antique Deluxe Carbine .45-70 s/n 76080
mfg 1893 - 22" round barrel; full magazine; color case hardened receiver, hammer, lever and buttplate; square base front sight and "1873" marked carbine ladder rear sight; center crotch, uncheckered, flame grain walnut straight grip stocks w/carbine buttplate; buttstock & forearm band have factory sling swivels. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine in caliber 45-70 with fancy stock, sling & swivel and no sling ring, received in warehouse Feb. 11, 1893 and shipped two days later to Order #14103. Overall condition Very fine; barrel & magazine tube retain 98-99% strong original blue with fine surface freckling over the barrel; receiver retains brilliant case colors on sides, faded over the top and turning silver on top & turning silver/brown on bottom; lever & hammer retain strong case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, faded to brown patina on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains about 70% strong case colors, worn to silver on heel & toe with fine handling marks and retains most of its original factory finish showing light wear on forend; mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore.

 

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