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4131
$5,175.00

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LINE GUN.

SN 154404A. Cal. 45-70 SB. 14″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Bbl shows a 2-line Winchester address rolled on forward left flat. No front-sight. Blade-sight mounted in mortise 5″ in front of receiver. No rear sight. Breech-end of bbl is marked “45-70” on left flat. WP proof in circle on top flat in front of receiver. Upper tang reads Model 1886 over Winchester over trademark. SN is stamped on lower tang behind lever. Stock is stamped on left side “CG Edenton NC”. This rifle is listed by SN on the BATF list of weapons removed from the NFA as collectors items and classified as Curio or Relics under the GCA. CONDITION: Very good to fine, for this model. Bbl retains 50% blue finish that is drifting to a plumb-brown with high point wear and a few dents and scratches. Markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with some stains. Magazine tube retains 60-70% blue finish with a few scratches. Receiver shows 30% blue with some staining and light pitting on left forward side. Screws are not molested. Markings are sharp and clear. Hammer and lever show a considerable amount of finish with some light rust stains that would be expected for this type of gun. Trigger also shows rust stain overall. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and retain nearly all of oil finish, with a few scratches and dents. Mark on buttstock is clear. An opportunity to obtain a very rare example of a Winchester Model 86 Linegun in far above average condition, which is directly associated with the United States Coast Guard. 50974-2 TEP (6,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 4131

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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