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.


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