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2025

LOT OF TWO WINCHESTER LEVER ACTION MUSKETS – MODEL 1873 AND MODEL 1866.

1) WINCHESTER 1873. SN 370887. Cal 44 WCF (44-40). Standard 1873 musket with 30″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight/bayonet lug and 1000 yard musket ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with full length forearm and straight stock with steel carbine/musket buttplate & trap. Accompanied by an orig triangular socket bayonet without scabbard. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains being an overall crusty brown patina on the bbl and top of the receiver. Sides of the receiver & side plates have been lightly cleaned. All the metal surfaces have fine pitting. Wood is sound with numerous nicks, dings & scratches and a few gouges and shows a dark hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Bayonet is probably bright under the crusty smoke & soot. 2) WINCHESTER 1866. SN 40805. Cal 44 CF. Standard Model ’66 musket with 27″ rnd bbl, 7/8 magazine, square base front sight/bayonet lug, missing rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with 3/4 forearm and straight stock with brass carbine/musket buttplate. Accompanied by an original socket bayonet that 15-1/2″ without scabbard. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with the bbl, magazine tube, bbl bands, lever & hammer and crusty dark brown patina under a layer of heavy soot or smoke. Receiver shows moderate to heavy wear on the edges with file marks on right side and nicks & scratches elsewhere. Buttstock has a large repair around the top tang otherwise wood is sound with a dark hand-worn patina. Tip of lever lock extension may have been shortened. Bayonet appears to be bright & shiny under a heavy coating of dark soot or smoke. Mechanics are functional, bright shiny bore. 51138-15, 51138-16 JRL (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2025

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2026

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 413704B. Cal. .44 WCF. 20″ bbl, full mag, blue finish, saddle ring attached, straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube are a gray/brown patina overall with some wear marks and scratches, markings are clear, standard carbine sights. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is also gray/brown patina with slight traces of blue in protected areas. Left side of receiver shows a saddle ring shadow. Elevator is a mustard/yellow patina, cal marking is slightly worn. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good and full sized with scratches and dents overall and a small gouge on right side of buttplate tang. Buttplate and bbl band are also a gray/brown patina. A nice example of a ’73 carbine in a popular cal. 51138-17 TEP (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2026

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2027

WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH BUTTON MAGAZINE.

SN 315052B. Cal. .38 WCF. 21-1/2″ oct bbl, button mag, stepped receiver, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with steel shotgun buttplate. Bbl has been shortened to its present length. Initials “HM” are stamped on left rear bbl flat. “HM” is also stamped on right wrist of stock. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has a smooth plum/brown patina overall with hints of blue in protected areas. Sights are good. Bbl address is slightly worn. Cal mark is sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20% blue in protected areas with the balance turning a plum/brown patina. Elevator is a mottled mustard patina with a slight dent and sharp cal mark. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Hammer and lever are a silver/gray patina with slight hints of case color. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and show some evidence of light cleaning. Stocks have handling marks overall. Buttplate and forend cap are a smooth gray/brown patina. An interesting model ’73 rifle, that was once obviously someones prized possession. 51379-27 TEP (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2027

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2028

*WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1873.

SN 554193B. Cal. .32 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full mag, blue finish, stepped receiver, straight grained American stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Mechanics: action is sticky. Bbl and mag tube show a plum/brown patina overall with some high point wear, markings are clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a gray/brown patina overall with some scratches and mars. Hammer and lever are also a dark gray/brown patina. Stocks are good, slightly undersized with mars and dents commensurate with the age of the rifle. Buttplate and forend cap are also a gray/brown patina. A nice example of an oct bbl ’73 rifle for the beginning collector. 51138-13 TEP (1,250-1,750) C&R – Lot 2028

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2029

WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL 1876 EXPRESS RIFLE.

SN 10906. Cal. .50-95. 26″ oct bbl, button mag, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with steel shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine, as professionally restored. Bbl retains 95% of the dull blue finish, bbl markings are clear and sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver also retains 95%+ of the restored blue finish. Dust cover is a replacement. Elevator shows a mustard/brown patina with clear cal mark. Hammer and lever show nearly all of the case colored finish. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and are missing two small chips at the upper tang. Buttplate shows nearly all of the blue finish as does the forend cap. An opportunity to obtain a desirable model 1876 Winchester Express rifle that has been professionally restored. 51567-1 TEP (6,000-7,500) – Lot 2029

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2030

WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 DELUXE RIFLE.

SN 39915. Cal. .45-60. 28″ oct bbl, full mag, blue finish, nicely figured checkered American walnut stocks with pistol grip and crescent butt. Lyman tang sight. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube are a mottled gray/brown patina with high point wear and some staining, markings are sharp and clear. Sporting sights are very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a mottled gray/brown patina overall. Elevator is a deep mustard/brown patina. SN mark is sharp. Tang sight is very good. Stocks are very good as refinished, forearm appears to be a replacement, buttstock shows crotch grain on both sides, checkering is sharp, ebony insert is very good. Buttplate and forend cap are a mottled gray/brown patina. A very nice deluxe ’76 rifle with some professional restoration. 51379-7 TEP (4,500-5,500) – Lot 2030

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2031

WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 SHORT RIFLE.

SN 14075. Cal. .50-95. 22″ rnd bbl, full mag, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag show a smooth plum/brown patina overall, markings are sharp. Sporting sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is a smooth gray/brown patina overall. Dust cover marking is clear, dust cover has been polished. Hammer and lever show a plum/brown patina. Stocks are good, slightly undersized and show evidence of some cleaning. There are numerous handling marks overall. Buttplate and forend cap are smooth gray/brown patina. A hard to find example of a ’76 Winchester short rifle. 51702-1 TEP (4,000-5,000) – Lot 2031

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2032

WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 SEMI-DELUXE RIFLE.

SN 20859. Cal. .45-60. 28″ oct bbl with full mag, Beech’s combination front sight, 1876 ladder rear sight, receiver is of the second type with dust cover rail attached by a screw, blue finish, nicely figured American walnut stocks with plain pistol grip and crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube show a plum/brown patina overall, markings are sharp and clear. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver is a smooth gray/brown patina overall. Elevator is a mustard/brown patina with clear marks. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Hammer and lever are also a smooth gray/brown patina. Stocks are very good, have been cleaned and are slightly undersized with a fresh coat of varnish. Buttplate and forend cap also a smooth gray/brown patina. A scarce semi-deluxe Winchester ’76 rifle. 51138-10 TEP (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2032

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2033

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 52056. Cal 45-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and 1876 marked rifle ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains being an overall dark mottled silver/brown patina with areas of fine rust pitting. Forend cap is heavily pitted. Wood is sound with about 80% orig finish on the buttstock and a hand worn patina on the forearm. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Would make an outstanding cowboy action shooter. 51788-2 JRL (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2033

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2034

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 RIFLE.

SN 47316. Cal. .40-60. 28″ oct bbl, full mag, blue and case color finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag show a smooth plum/brown patina overall with traces of blue in protected areas. Knife blade front sight and ’76 ladder sight are in good condition. Markings are clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a smooth gray/brown patina with traces of case color in protected areas, especially around the hammer. Elevator is a mustard/yellow patina with a sharp cal mark and slight evidence of cleaning. Right side of receiver has “J.S.Norris” scratched into it. Hammer and lever are dark brown patina with a hint of case color on the hammer. Stocks are very good, full sized, and show handling marks and dents commensurate with the age of the rifle. Buttplate and forend cap are also a gray/brown patina. A nice example of a ’76 rifle with a desirable case colored finish. 51138-11 TEP (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2034

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2035

WONDERFUL WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE WITH NUMBER 4 BARREL 40-90 BALLARD CALIBER CASE COLOR RECEIVER.

SN 44485. Cal. 40-90 Ballard. 32″ NO. 4 oct bbl. Knife blade front sight. Sporting rear sight. Blue and case color finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with nickeled crescent buttplate. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Record Office email that confirms cal., bbl weight and length showing shipment on 1/5/1891, Order #23339. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 80-90% blue finish that has slightly dulled with high point wear. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 50%-60% case color finish that is vivid on the upper tang behind the hammer. Hammer shows traces of case color. Lever is a silver gray patina with case color vivid in protected areas. Tang marking is sharp and clear. Stocks are very fine, full size and retain nearly all of the varnish finish. Stocks show light handling marks and scratches overall with a light coat of shellac. Wrist of stock on both sides have loading data scratched into the wrist. Buttplate is nickel finish with evidence of light cleaning. Forend has small crack on left side at the breech. A wonderful example of a Winchester Model 1885 Hi-Wall Rifle in far above average condition whose consignor is an avid target shooter and states that this was the most accurate rifle in his collection. 51724-6 TEP (4,500-5,000) – Lot 2035

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2036

WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HI-WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED FINISH.

SN 41287. Cal. .25 WCF. 28″ half rnd, half oct NO. 1 bbl, Lyman patent front sight, Buckhorn rear sight, adjustable tang sight, blue and case colored finish, straight grained American walnut stocks, crescent buttplate, Schnabel forend with ebony insert. This rifle was sold by another auction company in 2006, their description stated that it lettered as a full oct NO. 1 bbl. It was represented by them as factory orig with a mistake made in the ledger. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95% blue finish that is drifting to a pleasing plum patina towards the muzzle. Sights are very good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 95% vivid case color with slight staining on lower tang. Lever has a silver/gray patina blending to vivid case color in protected areas. Hammer also shows vivid case color in protected areas. Tang sight retains nearly all of the blue finish. Stocks are about fine, and retain most of the orig varnish finish with only some slight scratches and dents overall. Buttplate shows 95% case colored finish with a few spots of erosion on the tang and toe. Rifle appears to be absolutely factory orig to this cataloger. A chance to obtain a very high condition Winchester single shot Hi-Wall rifle in a great cal to shoot. 51433-9 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2036

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2037

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL LEVER ACTION RIFLE IN A RARE CALIBER.

SN 16398. Cal 45 Express (45-125). Standard grade rifle with 30″ #4 weight oct bbl, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with black insert Schnable tip forearm & straight stock with crescent buttplate. Receiver has single-set trigger. This rifle was produced in about 1886, the first year this caliber was offered as a special order. This caliber is a very powerful black powder cartridge but lasted only a few years and was supplanted by the 45-90 and 45-70 calibers which performed identically or better out of shorter cases with less powder. Accompanied by 20 rounds of custom loaded ammunition. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains with the bbl being a thin gray/brown patina. Receiver is a dark brown patina with a few spots of scattered fine pitting. Buttstock has a crack down the center around the tangs and the forearm a crack on each side at the frame along with a few minor nicks & dings and retains an old restored finish. Set trigger needs adjusting otherwise mechanics are fine, dark bore with sharp rifling and scattered pitting. Ammunition is fine. 51567-9 JRL (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2037

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2038

WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 SINGLE SHOT LOW WALL RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER.

SN 55204. Cal. .25 WCF. 30″ NO.1 oct bbl, patented ivory bead front sight, Buckhorn rear sight mounted in reverse, straight grained American walnut stocks with checkered wrist and forearm, steel shotgun buttplate, and Schnabel forend with ebony insert. Checkering is after market. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Mechanics: hammer drops from safety position. Bbl retains 60-70% blue finish with some staining towards the muzzle around the sight. Sights are very good. Rear sight is mounted in reverse. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver shows 50% muted case color overall, with some light scratches and stains. Hammer shows generous traces of case colors, especially at the rear. Lever is a plum/brown patina with traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good, full sized, with only minor handling marks overall. Checkering is coarse, nicely accomplished. Forearm checkering shows some bruising. Buttplate is a mottled gray/brown patina with some roughness. Ebony insert is fine. A very nice low wall with an extra length lightweight bbl in a great cal to shoot. 51379-29 TEP (1,000-1,500) ESA – Lot 2038

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2039

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE WITH RARE 30″ BARREL.

SN 127944. Cal. 45-90. 30″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Adjustable tang sight. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 40-50% blue finish, drifting into a pleasing plumb-brown patina. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains traces of orig blue in protected areas. Bolt retains 80% bright blue. Sight is very good with a generous amount of blue finish. Lower tang mark is clear. Stocks are very good with numerous handling marks and dents commensurate of the age of the rifle. Stocks are full sized. An opportunity to retain a rare long bbl 86 rifle in a very desirable cal. 51422-2 (6,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 2039

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2040
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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH VERY RARE HALF MAGAZINE.

SN 137781A. Cal. 45-70. 22″ bbl. Half magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt plate. Saddle ring on left side of receiver. CONDITION: Very good. Mechanics: hammer drops from safety position. Carbine is a silver-gray patina overall that was lightly cleaned years ago. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is silver-gray overall with some slight erosion on the upper left side and the upper right side by the trigger. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina overall. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Bolt retains 50% blue finish. Stocks are very good with only minor handling marks overall. This is an opportunity to obtain a model 86 carbine in extremely rare configuration. 51422-4 (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 2040

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2041

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.

SN 126373. Cal 45-70. This fine 1902 produced deluxe ’86 has 22″ extra light tapered rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown, Lyman pedestal mounted front sight and flat top rear sight. Mounted with about 3 X, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip buttstock that has Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly no. “318”. Top tang channel of buttstock has the assembly no. “358”. Inside the buttplate is hand scratched “R.Scheller / Hartford CT. / 1980”. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with a few small nicks. Magazine retains 93-95% orig blue and the forend cap 92-93%. Receiver retains about 70-75% orig blue, strong & bright on the sides with a number of small scratches & light surface etching, thinned over the top and turning gray on the bottom. Hammer retains about 75-80% case colors and the lever 25-30%. Wood is sound showing a smooth, bright restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 51544-2 (5,000-7,000) C&R – Lot 2041

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2042

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH EXTRA HEAVY BARREL.

SN 30238. Cal 40-82. Standard grade rifle with 26″ extra heavy oct bbl that measures 1″ across the flats at the muzzle. It has full magazine with ivory bead combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman tang sight with combination aperture. Mounted with uncheckered, extra finish, nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Receiver has single set trigger. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter that identifies this rifle in cal 40-82 with extra heavy oct bbl & set trigger, received in warehouse June 14, 1889 and shipped same day to order number 21309. Few extra heavy rifles were ever ordered simply because of the weight of carrying them into the field. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains about 75-80% thinning orig blue showing sharp edge wear & some light surface etching with spots of pitting toward the muzzle. Magazine tube also retains about 85% orig blue with a couple spots of pitting. Receiver shows traces of case colors, being mostly turned silver with surface etching on the left side & bottom, lightly pitted on right side. Wood is sound showing moderate wear with about 60-70% orig finish on buttstock. Mechanics are fine, worn bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 51622-2 (5,000-7,000) ESA – Lot 2042

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2043

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER.

SN 33403. Cal. 40-65. 26″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case color finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Adjustable tang sight. Ivory bead Lyman front sight. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 40-50% blue finish. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20% silvered out case color and no roughness. Bolt retains 90% bright blue. Hammer and lever show traces of case color in protected areas. Tang sight is very good. Stocks are very good with numerous handling marks and dents overall. Buttplate and forend cap show silvered out case color. A nice 86 rifle in a good cal. 51422-3 (5,000-7,000) ESA – Lot 2043

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2044

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH FULL LENGTH FOREARM AND CASE COLORED RECEIVER.

SN 17477. Cal. .40-82 WCF. 22″ rnd bbl, full length forearm, carbine sights, rear sight is marked 1873, blue and case color finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate, saddle ring attached, sling swivel in butt, swivel missing from bbl band. Bolt is engraved “C. Chobert Axg-a-Paris, Lafayette 16”, which is probably an agents mark. CONDITION: Good to very good for this model. Unfortunately this carbine has suffered from poor storage, never-the-less it is extremely collectable. Bbl shows a gray/brown patina overall with some heavy erosion at the muzzle and at the middle bbl band. Sights are good. Rear sight is marked 1873 as noted. Bbl markings are legible. Bbl band and forend cap are heavily eroded. Bore bright with clear rifling. Receiver shows a generous amount of vivid case color on the left side near the saddle ring, with the balance showing heavy erosion especially at the carry point. Bolt shows considerable orig blue, agent mark is sharp. Hammer and lever are a gray/brown patina, lever has heavy erosion on right side. Stocks are good, full sized, with black oil staining at the wrist and buttplate tang. Buttplate is a silver/gray patina with a hint of case color remaining in the middle and heavy erosion at the heel and toe. Forend also has dark oil stain at the receiver and bbl band. Sling swivel is frozen. One of the rarest carbines in the Winchester line. 86 Winchester carbines with full length forends are very rare. Carbine number 20694 is shown on pg 333 of “The Winchester Book” by George Madis. Although this carbine has unfortunately suffered from poor storage it remains a very desirable collectable Winchester. 51701-1 TEP (4,500-5,500) – Lot 2044

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2045

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE WITH HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL IN 50 EXPRESS CALIBER.

SN 122624. Cal. 50 EX. 25-3/4″ 1/2 rnd 1/2 oct bbl. Full magazine. Winchester Express front sight. 2 leaf rear sight. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with steel shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Fine as totally refinished. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% blue finish that is drifting to a plum brown patina toward the muzzle. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 80% thinning blue finish with some slight staining. Bolt is drifting to a plum brown patina. Hammer and lever are also a plum brown patina. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and show evidence of light cleaning and refinish. Stocks show numerous handling marks overall. Buttplate shows 50% blue finish. Forend cap shows 80% blue finish. An opportunity to obtain a Winchester Model 1886 50-110-300 Express Rifle in very shootable condition. 51701-2 TEP (4,500-5,500) C&R – Lot 2045

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2046

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKEDOWN EXPRESS RIFLE WITH BRITISH PROOF MARKS.

SN 122231. Cal. .50 EX. 26″ rnd bbl, half mag, takedown, blade front sight, 2-leaf front sight, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a smooth plum/brown patina overall with sharp markings, British proof are sharp and clear at the breech, takedown band and front of receiver. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is also a smooth silver/gray patina overall. Bolt shows a British proof at the rear. Hammer and lever are also a smooth gray/brown patina. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized, and show evidence of light cleaning, there is a plugged hole at the bottom of the buttstock behind the tang. Stocks show minuscule mars and scratches overall. Buttplate is a smooth gray/brown patina. A very good example of a Winchester Express rifle made for the British market. 51701-3 TEP (4,500-5,500) C&R – Lot 2046

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2047

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 EXPRESS RIFLE.

SN 92336. Cal. .50 EX. 26″ half rnd, half oct bbl. Button mag, 3-leaf rear sight, fine blade front sight, blue finish, nicely figured American walnut stocks with wood buttplate extension and factory sling swivels. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a smooth mottled brown patina overall with sharp markings. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is a silver/gray mottled patina overall with signs of cleaning. Hammer and lever are also a smooth gray/brown patina. Tang marks are sharp. Stocks are good, with nicely figured grain, buttstock is missing chips at the tang on both sides of the hammer. Stocks show handling marks and dents under an old refinish, buttstock is slightly undersized. Winchester sling swivels are mounted in the buttstock and on the forend cap. Front loop is missing. A chance to purchase a rare ’86 .50 cal express rifle with a 14″ LOP. 51701-4 TEP (4,500-5,500) – Lot 2047

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2048

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE.

SN 131695. Cal. .45-70. 22″ rnd bbl, half mag with patented ivory bead front sight, blue finish, straight grained American walnut stocks with Winchester hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag show 50% blue with the balance turning plum/brown. Markings are sharp and clear. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Sights are very good. Receiver retains 20% blue, especially in protected areas with the balance turning a plum/brown patina, some scratching on left side. Tang markings are sharp. Hammer and lever show traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are very good, full size and show slight handling marks overall, commensurate with the age of the gun. Buttplate is very good with sharp checkering and logo and a slight chip at the toe. Forend cap shows traces of blue finish. A nice ’86 rifle in a very popular cal. 51138-31 TEP (4,000-6,000) C&R; ESA – Lot 2048

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2049

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH COLOR CASE HARDENED FRAME.

SN 35711. Cal 38-56. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, gold-washed Beach’s combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman tang sight with large eye-piece. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in cal 38-56, oct bbl, plain trigger, received in warehouse Oct 18,1889 and shipped Oct 31, 1889 to order number 4853. Few color case hardened rifles of that era retain today any case colors, especially standard grade rifles. Those rifles were the working mans tool and saw almost daily exposure to the elements. Exposure to sunlight rapidly fades case colors. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains about 90% thinning orig blue showing sharp edge wear and a small cleaned area on the top left flat. Front sight retains about 70% gold wash. Magazine tube retains 65-70% orig blue and the forend cap silvered case colors. Receiver retains 65-70% orig case colors, moderately faded on the sides & top, turned silver on the bottom. Lever & hammer retain faded case colors. Buttplate is a silver/gray patina with fine pitting around the toe. Stock has a few bruises on the left side, otherwise wood is sound and shows about 60% orig finish on the buttstock & forearm. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Would make an outstanding cowboy action shooter. 51622-1 JRL (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2049

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