Winchester 1886 Deluxe – PHOTO DOCUMENTED FACTORY .45-90, 95% FACTORY COLORS
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Category: Winchester Rifles - Model 1886 - Winchester Rifles - Antique Lever
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 954-0362
Fax: (616) 805-3668
Number of Active Listings: 119
Total Number of Listings: 1835
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds
Winchester 1886 Deluxe Rifle - ANTIQUE
PHOTO DOCUMENTED FACTORY .45-90, 95% FACTORY COLORS
General Specs: Winchester, Year 1892 Antique, .45-90, 8lbs 11oz, Lever Action Rifle
Serial Number: sn73210
You will note that the rifle shipped in 1892 in caliber .40-65. Looking at the factory letter, the third line from the bottom tells us that the rifle was returned to the factory for a work order #31972 in July of 1899. Unfortunately, Cody Firearms museum does not have info on this work order. Please examine the photos showing the stampings on the underside of the barrel. It is clearly evident the original barrel was re-bored and chambered by the factory to the more desirable .45-90 caliber. You will note the employee initials near the new caliber stampings, and the assembly number “428” on the barrel, the lower tang of the receiver, and under the top tang on the butt stock documenting these as factory original parts of gun no. 73210. According to LeRoy Merz, the barrels only got an assembly number if they were returned to the factory for work. He has stated to me that he is certain the gun was rechambered and re-bored at the factory, and maybe even restored at that time. These photos document that the barrel was rechambered at the factory, likely in 1899. Everything still matches the letter…barrel configuration, magazine, etc. Here we have a special order 1886 Deluxe rifle factory chambered in .45-90 caliber, complete with Cody letter documenting the special-order features. What a gorgeous, untouched, high factory condition Model 1886, made in 1892, antique, sn73210. Shipped with a highly-figured flame and fiddleback checkered pistol grip stock, 26” half round, half octagon barrel still retaining excellent sharp rifling, factory sling swivels, button style magazine tube, Lyman #4 special ivory hunting front sight, style 22 rear sight with peep aperture, crescent butt, and standard trigger. Most exciting is the condition of this gun, with 95% fading factory case color on the receiver, 97% strong factory barrel blue with only minor loss on the sharp edges; forend cap, lever, and hammer retaining case color and turning patina; loading gate and bolt retaining 96% factory blue, wood retaining most all of its original finish and checkering still strong with a little wear to the borders. No cracks or repairs anywhere, excellent screws…everything just the way you like to find a Winchester Deluxe rifle. Overall condition of this Deluxe rifle is a factory original 90%. You don’t see them like this very often and these high condition Deluxe rifles with interesting options such as this one have continued to go up in value and there is strong collector interest. What a great investment quality rifle that you can actually carry afield and take any North American large game animals. Ammunition is readily available pushing a 300 grain bullet along at about 1700 f.p.s.. Talk about history and romance attached to a great rifle! Can you imagine where this gun has been and the game it has taken? The dangers it may have faced in the American West? We are offering this gun at far below Blue Book value so don’t let this one get by you. Thanks for looking.
Barrel Length: 26" 1/2 oct/round
Bores: clean, sharp rifling,
% Blue: 98% dark factory blue
Sights: Lyman #4 ivory hunter
Action: lever action
Case Color: 95% factory
Trigger Type: crisp
Type: "S" styl pistol grip, checkered; 3x figure
Butt Treatment: crescent steel butt plate
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $140.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: NO, ANTIQUE