Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle
Made in 1888, this is an example of a Winchester Model 1886 rifle with Rocky Mountain blade front and adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sights on the full octagon barrel, which is marked with the standard two line address and the caliber on the top flat. Casehardened receiver, with the early one line "-Model 1886-" marking on the upper tang patent dates behind the trigger. Smooth straight grip stock with a full magazine, metal forearm cap, and a smooth steel buttplate.
BBL: 26 inch octagon
Gauge: 38-56 WCF
Finish: blue/ casehardened
Serial Number: 28150
Fine, with approximately 70% of the faded original blue finish, showing bright gray along the edges, mild areas of brown and gray patina and scattered spotting and handling marks. Case colors are approximately 30% present, turning silver along the edges with vivid colors. The receiver is otherwise fine with exception of a pair of drilled and tapped holes on the top left side. Stock is very good as refinished, with small chips absent from the wrist and butt, light handling marks and pressure dents. Mechanically excellent.