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Special Order Winchester 1886 Deluxe Takedown Lightweight
Guns by Sally-always the best for less. We are extremely proud to offer this stunning version of Winchester's big game lever action, the model 1886. This one is a scarce example of a special ordered deluxe takedown lightweight, chambered in the potent .33 Winchester. This was the beginning of the bigger casing, smaller bullet race to obtain more velocity. It was also the beginning of efforts to reduce weight for long hunts on mountain or plain. She is fitted with a 24 inch barrel and 2/3 magazine. The 1886 was the first of John Browning's designs to be adopted by Winchester. The receiver was milled from a 40 ounce chunk of solid steel, and two vertically sliding bars locked the bolt in place against high pressure loads. Made in the year of our Lord 1915, it is one of only 592 '86's made in that wartime era. She was ordered to be fitted with gorgeous XX highly figured walnut with checkering and a capped pistol grip. The lightweight was typically topped off with a Winchester logo shotgun butt plate. The sights are also standard, including the number 4 hunting front sight with ivory bead. This rifle is in very good condition. The blue is strong on the barrel, and the receiver may have been case colored. The wood is in very good shape, with worn but very distinct checkering. The bore is great, and the crisp action works as designed, including the half cock safety. She takes down in about 10 seconds, and locks up tight just as fast. These deluxe 1886 guns always bring top dollar, often fetching 12 to 15 thousand at the big gun s. I see Merz Antiques has a solid frame 40-82 for 11,750 and a solid frame straight stock 40-65 for 10,500, and Heritage Guild has a solid frame 45-70 for 16,500. I have done my best to make this one affordable. If you have been looking for the right 1886 for investment or to collect, but want the added clout of a special order deluxe takedown lightweight, then look no further. If you don't like this one, I see Roger Bain has a very nice solid frame for 28 grand.
Serial Number: 154249
Caliber Info: .33