October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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Full octagon 26" barrel with full length magazine tube. Standard barrel markings "MANUFACTURED BY THE -WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN U.S.A. and "50-EX" caliber marking. Lyman ivory bead adjustable front sight, buckhorn style rear sight, and correct Lyman mid-range tang sight. Pistol grip "H" style checkered stock with fancy "XX" burl walnut showing beautiful figure. Case hardened frame, lever, hammer, forearm cap, and crescent, rifle style buttplate. Deluxe extra finish on both stock and checkered forearm. Inside tang reveals assembly number "241XX " with matching number on stock top tang channel and inside toe of buttplate. Plain trigger. Accompanying Winchester Museum letter dated November 9th, 1995 and signed by Howard Michael Madaus, Curator documents configuration, 50/110 caliber. special ordered sights, pistol grip checkered stock, received and shipped from the warehouse on January 23rd, 1894. CONDITION: Excellent overall with most original blue on barrel, magazine tube and bolt. Loading gate has honest wear with approximately 60-70% dull original blue remaining. 75-80% fading case color on frame, slightly silver along bottom. Buttplate mostly a pleasing gun metal grey patina. Traces of original case color on lever, approximately 10% remaining on forearm cap. 75%+ case color on hammer. Original unmolested frame screws. Most original blue remains on trigger. Stock is excellent with minimum wear and scratches. Forearm has moderate wear at frame and a couple dents at the cap. Overall a very attractive and most desirable .50 caliber Winchester deluxe rifle. MKS
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
26"
Caliber/Bore
.50 Express
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Winchester
Model
1886
Paperwork
Factory Letter
Serial Number
85483
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $11,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $24,000.00
Estimate: $22,500 - $27,500
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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