FABULOUS EXHIBITION Winchester, Model 1886 DELUXE, 45-90, MFG. 1...
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Started 2020-10-27 17:00:00
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FABULOUS EXHIBITION Winchester, Model 1886 DELUXE, 45-90, MFG. 1892, SN: 66437, Lever Action Rifle, 26'' Octagon barrel, Full mag., An excellent overall example of a special deluxe 1886 with a Factory Letter that helps tell its interesting story. According to the letter, this fancy factory deluxe rifle was designed in 45-70 cal. with a round barrel. It was completed & sent to the warehouse on March 30th, 1892, where it resided for nearly the next six months. On August 20th, 1892 it was consigned (sent) to a ''Hackett'' in Chicago. In 1892, Chicago hosted the World's Columbian Exposition or more commonly known as the Chicago World's Fair. Dedication ceremonies were held on October 21st, 1892 & the fair closed a full year later on October 30, 1893. Winchester had a factory exhibit at the fair & it is believed this special deluxe rifle was specifically built & consigned to be displayed amongst the fine rifles in that exhibit. Upon completion of the fair, the letter indicates the rifle was returned to the factory by ''Hackett'' & it resided there until for a couple of years. They must of then received a special order for a similarly configured deluxe 1886, as the rifle was chambered 45-90 & the barrel was changed to the full octagon barrel that it has today. Once completed, the rifle was received in, & sent from, the warehouse to the new owners on May 14th, 1896.

CONDITION: The fancy deluxe, factory checkered & round pistol grip wood stocks are excellent, solid & original, with ebony inlay in the pistol grip. The quarter sawn fan & tiger stripe patterned grain is beautiful & displays nearly all of the original finish. There is a tiny bit of thinning from use, with some minor scratches, contusions or scuff marks. The original & bright factory blue finish on barrel & mag is truly retained at 98%. The receiver, lever, hammer & forend cap are case-hardened & display outstanding & vivid case-colors, with fading to the belly of the receiver & forend cap. Case-hardened receivers are rarer on 1886's as Winchester had already transitioned to blued receivers on standard models. The breech bolt & loading gate retain a beautiful high percentage of their original oxide blue. Letter indicates ''Plain'' trigger. Rifle carries an upgraded sight package, which includes a Lyman flip-up adjustable tang peep sight, a Lyman folding leaf rear sight & a Lyman folding globe front sight with ivory bead. Bore is excellent & bright. Stock fitted with a top inlet Winchester black plastic shotgun buttplate. The rifle comes with a rather long Cody Winchester Factory Record Letter which confirms the current configuration status. This is a wonderful exhibition quality rifle, with several special order features & a unique & fabulous history. Excellent overall condition & extremely collectible.* Antique, No FFL Req. - Value: 25000 to 35000

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FABULOUS EXHIBITION Winchester, Model 1886 DELUXE, 45-90, MFG. 1...
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