June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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Full round barrel, full magazine, case colored forend cap, full case colored receiver. Loading gate is of a high nitre blue finish. Hammer is case colored as is lever, with the trigger in a blue condition. Buttplate is a toe down version with case colors. Wood is of a straight grained American walnut as is the forearm. A very high condition Model '86 in a small caliber. These early Model 1886 rifles where quite typically used hard as tools by hunters, ranchers and lawmen. They are rarely found in this prime near new condition. The round barrel retains 96-97% original blue sporting a front sight of a number 21 with the German silver blade insert. Magazine tube retains 93-96% original blue toning on the bottom somewhat. Forearm cap is case colored and retains 80-90% dark case colors. Receiver on the left side is 98% original vivid case colors with a slight surface discoloration in the forward edge of the receiver. Right side is 97-98% original case colors with the loading gate retaining 97% nitre blue. American straight grained walnut stock with few impressions and few scratches, with chips of wood missing or cracks showing. Right side with a couple of dings around the grip area with a few light impressions and a few light scratches. Hammer retains 95-96% case color with a drag line indicated on right side of hammer. Lever sports bright case colors throughout with the inner loop showing medium to dark patina with traces of slight puddling of the factory applied lacquer in the very protected areas. Buttplate is 40-60% case color with some surface area showing light discoloration. Bore is bright and shiny. Cycles properly, mechanics are fine. A finer example would be almost impossible to find. From the Ray Bentley Collection.
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
26"
Caliber/Bore
.38-56
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Winchester
Model
1886
Serial Number
32846
(A) SPLENDID WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 CASE COLORED RECEIVER RIFLE (1889).
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,600.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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