Winchester 1886 Deluxe – PHOTO DOCUMENTED FACTORY .45-90, 95% FACTORY COLORS

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Description: Winchester 1886 Deluxe Rifle - ANTIQUE


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***** Screws: perfect***** Trigger Type: crisp*****


Type: "S" style pistol grip, checkered; 3x figure***** LOP: 13"***** Butt Treatment: crescent steel butt plate*****

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Winchester
Caliber: .45-90
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: 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*****

Item #: 905572902
SKU: 73210
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI

Shipping: $140.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
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