Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
The Winchester Model 1886 follows the Model 1876 in Winchester's line of high power rifles. Most were made in a rifle configuration. Model 1886 carbines and muskets are seldomly seen.
W626 WINCHESTER 1886 RIFLE
Item # W626
Cal 40-65. 26" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Orig sights include a folding ladder rear sight and typical Winchester style front sight. Wood has a small chip out of the stock where it meets the frame. Sound and solid and may have been slighly cleaned but looks good. Rifle style buttplate. Metal is VG as well with sharp corners. Excellent markings. Blue turned plum/brown color with a nickely color receiver. Fine functioning action.
Antique $ 2,775.
W342 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1886
Item # W342
Special order features include half oct bbl and button mag. Cal 40-82. A decent looking aged gun with bbl blue turning a medium brown. Has the original Winchester sight but missing sight elevator. Receiver is mostly a grey color with smooth metal. Stock has a crescent buttplate. Overall condition is good. A light crack coming off the upper tang. Also a light chip off the right upper corner. Slightly shy at the toe from shrinkage. Looks like the gun had some sort of stain put on years ago. Most of that has worn off. Lightly oiled over the years. Forearm is about the same condition. Bore is somewhat rough with decent rifling. Action is good.
Antique $ 4,275.
W2287 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W2287
Cal 45-90. This gun has been completely restored and is in excellent plus condition with bright vivid case colors. Bbl and mag retain nearly all the restored blue finish. Sharp corners. Excellent markings. Very nice shootable bore. Wood is in excellent plus condition with rifle style buttplate. Fine little gun with original sights. Should make a great shooter. Hard to find in the desirable 45-90!
Antique $ 8,750.
W606 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SEMI-DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W606
Scarce 50 Express caliber. 26 inch half octagon barrel and scarce full length mag tube. Fine bore. Semi-deluxe grade wood is checkered and in fine cond with most original lacquer remaining. Shotgun style butt plate. Gun features original sights including folding tang sight. Take down frame. Excellent cond with 98% bright barrel and mag blue and 96% lustrous blue on the receiver. Excellent+ condition inside and out. All original and in a scarce configuration and a rare caliber. The center piece of any high end Winchester collection.
Modern $ 42,500.
W1482 DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE IN SCARCE CALIBER 40-70
Item # W1482
26 inch octagon barrel and full length mag tube. Only 629 guns made in the 40-70 WCF caliber. Orig sights include typical sporting front sight as well as Winchester sporting rear sight and Lyman side mount receiver sight. Pistol grip checkered 3X grade walnut stock with a rifle style buttplate. Original sling swivels. Gun shows some wear to the checkering but no splits or cracks. Original large unused silver presentation placque on the side of the butt stock. Barrel and mag are mostly a plum/brown with traces of blue in protected areas. Bright shiny bore with crisp action. Scarce little gun, especially in this caliber. Gun is also pictured on page 343 of the Madis book.
Antique $ 11,950.
W2285 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886
Item # W2285
38-56 WCF Special order 30 inch octagon barrel and full length magazine tube. Original sights include flip up ladder rear sight. Wood in good condition with a special order shotgun buttplate. Barrel, magazine tube and receiver have been completely refinished and retain most all of that expertly restored finish. Perfect bore. Excellent inside and out.
Antique $ 5,975.
W2312 FANTASTIC FACTORY ENGRAVED GOLD INLAID WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHT WEIGHT RIFLE
Item # W2312
Caliber 45-70. This gun features what I believe is a number 2 pattern factory engraving with 2 gold inlaid animals on one side and a beautifully done moose on the other. Numerous gold inlays around the barrel. The forend cap is outlined in gold. Back of the barrel has a gold band around it. Front of the takedown ring has a gold band. Top of the frame has gold. The bolt has gold lines. Around the frame there is gold lines and on the lever is gold lines. This may be a number 1 pattern. I'm not sure. Overall gun is just beautiful! 22 inch barrel. Excellent bore. Half magazine. Pistol grip deluxe wood is excellent with a monogram. Hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. Wood is excellent with most original varnish done in factory pattern D with a combination of checkering and oak leaf carving. Correct front sight. Flip up express rear sight. Gun originally was a full length magazine tube and was returned to the factory to shorten the tube to half length. Under close examination I found on the barrel where they filled in where the retaining ring was about 3 inches back from the muzzle. Beautiful job and you wouldn't know it if I hadn't told you about it. Overall gun is excellent plus with 95% bright shiny blue. Traces of brown patina starting to appear. When the dust settles it will be the Gold Inlaid Winchesters that are going to be the name of the game. Comes complete with a Factory Letter.
Modern $ 250,000.
W2316 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W2316
Cal 40-65 WCF. 26 inch octagon barrel with full length mag. A Lyman front, Winchester buckhorn rear sight and Lyman folding tang sight. Bore appears to be bright and shiny with sharp rifling. Would benefit from a good cleaning. High gloss lacquer finish on 3X grade wood is in excellent condition with most original varnish and a shotgun style hard rubber buttplate. The straight stock uncheckered deluxe is very scarce gun. Barrel and mag have about 50% blue toning to plum/brown. Receiver has excellent traces of case color. Fairly bright in protected areas. Overall gun is fine. All original in a scarce configuration.
Antique $ 10,500.
W795 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W795
Cal 38-56. 26" round bbl, full length mag tube and crescent butt. Sights include dovetail front sight and sporting rear sight with elevator. Overall metal has been cleaned and is a grey color. Good bore and rifling. Markings are still very readable. Overall wood is good condition with numerous dings, dents and handling mars. A crack running from the left side of the upper tang towards the back. Missing trapdoor.
Modern $ 2,375.
W1034 ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1886 SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE
Item # W1034
22 inch round barrel with a half mag chambered in the popular 45-70 WCF caliber. Receiver, hammer and lever retain about 40% original case colors. Barrel has most original thinning blue remaining. Crisp action. Bore has good shine and may clean up to be better yet. Wood is in fine condition and fits well with just some light minor crazing. Steel shotgun butt plate still has some original blue on it. Good looking rifle with an Antique serial number complete with Cody research form.
Antique $ 7,500.
W584 WINCHESTER MODEL1886 RIFLE
Item # W584
Cal 38-56. 26" oct bbl, full length mag tube and crescent butt. Sights iclude dovetail front sight and buckhorn rear sight with elavator. Bbl and mag tube are gray/brown color with spots where some solvent has gotten on it. Good markings. The same with the receiver. Good bore with strong rifling. Some roughness that may clean up.
Antique $ 2,450.
W581 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W581
Cal 40-65. 26" round bbl and full lenth mag tube. Orig sights. VG shootable bore. Wood is sound and solid with a rifle style buttplate. 60-70% orig varnish remaining. Metal has probably been slightly cleaned and is a light gunmetal grey color with sharp markings. Excellent functioning action. Clean original gun.
Antique $ 2,475.
W574 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE IN 45-90 WCF
Item # W574
26 inch round barrel with full length mag tube chambered in the desirable 45-90 WCF caliber. Bore has visible rifling with some scattered roughness throughout. Barrel and mag tube are a dark gray patina with some blue remaining in the protected areas. Receiver is a silver/gray color. Good action. Original sights include a German silver blade front and a sporting rear. Wood has been freshened and shows numerous dings. An old Winchester in a desirable caliber.
Antique $ 3,475.
W572 WINCHESTER 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN 33 WCF
Item # W572
24 inch round tapered barrel that was standard on the 33 WCF caliber Lightweight Rifle. Half mag. Takedown frame with shotgun steel butt plate. Tight lock up. Crisp action. Good bore that may clean up to be better. Barrel, forend cap and butt plate are a light gray patina. Receiver is a silver/gray some original blue in the protected areas turning plum. All silvered out at the carry point. Wood is solid but has numerous bruises form years of hunting in the woods. This is an honest looking old hunting rifle from 115 years ago.
Modern $ 2,100.
W551 WINCHESTER 1886 ROUND BARREL RIFLE IN 40-65 WCF
Item # W551
26 inch round barrel with full mag and crescent butt. All metal surfaces have been cleaned a long time ago leaving it a gunmetal gray with a freckled/modeled appearance and scattered residual pitting here and there. Original sights with a hole in the top of the rear and missing the elevator. Bright bore with just a little scattered light roughness. Wood has been lightly cleaned with the butt stock having a couple of shallow splits in the grain and an oiled finish.
Antique $ 2,775.
W566 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1886 RIFLE
Item # W566
26 inch round barrel chambered in 38-56 WCF caliber. Special order features include a half mag and shotgun butt with steel butt plate. Original German silver front sight with a replacement sporting rear. Good crisp action. Bore would benefit from a good cleaning. Most of an old re-blue remains on the barrel. Receiver is a darker brown/plum color turning gray at the carry points. Hammer and lever have traces of case color in areas. Wood has been freshened and is a little shy around the upper tang. Antique Winchester made in 1895.
Antique $ 2,675.
W1075 WINCHESTER 1886 RIFLE
Item # W1075
Cal 45-70. 26" oct bbl, full length mag tube and crescent butt. Sights include dovetial front sight and sporting rear sight. Bbl retain traces of fading blue. Mag tube appears to be a replacement that has been polished.Receiver is retains traces of blue with the balance being a fading plum and wear at the high points. Good bore with strong rifling and some scattered light roughness. Wood has had some sort of finish added and shows sings of wear.
Modern $ 3,500.
W1172 WINCHESTER 1886 EXTRA LIGHT TAKEDOWN RIFLE
Item # W1172
Cal 45-70. 22" bbl, 1/2 length mag tube, pistol grip and shotgun butt. Lyman ivory bead front sight and a sporting rear sight with elevator. Bbl and frame have a much of the blue remaining with some wear. Hammer and lever have good traces of case color. Wood is in fine condition with some typical handling dings. Hard rubber Winchester grip cap. Rubber Winchester buttplate. VG bore. Crisp tight action. This is a nice 1886! Complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Modern $ 5,975.
8706 VERY INTERESTING WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SHORT RIFLE IN 45-70
Item # 8706
Orig 22 half oct bbl, half length magazine with a take down style frame. Orig wood is in exc cond with 60-70% orig varnish; complete with correct shotgun style buttplate. One fairly significant ding in the left hand side of the forearm but wood is still very near exc with no splits or cracks. Overall metal is exc with 95% slightly toning bbl and mag blue, 75-80% orig blue remaining on the receiver-starting to thin somewhat, exc traces of case color on the hammer and lever. Clean, sharp, all orig little gun. Scarce configuration in a short rifle, half oct, half mag. Complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Modern $ 9,500.
W1126 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W1126
Scarce special order 34" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Inspection of the research done on the 86 indicates there was only 35 of the 34" made. A very scarce gun. Verified by Factory records. Overall metal is a light plum/brown with sharp corners and good markings. Nice functioning action. Shootable bore. Orig sights include blade insert front sight, 2-leaf Lyman flip up rear sight and folding tang sight. Wood is in very nice cond with shotgun style butt plate. All markings very nice. Clean, sharp and hard to find gun. Complete with Factory Letter.
Antique $ 16,500.
W1125 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W1125
Cal 45-70. 26" full oct bbl and half length mag tube. Excellent bore. Orig sights include a Lyman ivory bead front sight and a 3-leaf platinum lined rear sight. Wood has the usual hunting dings but is still retains most orig varnish with a rifle style butt plate. Overall metal is excellent with about 95-96% orig bright blue. Sharp corners. Excellent functioning action. Considerable amount of case colors on hammer and lever. Factory Letter.
Modern $ 11,500.
W1035 DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER MODEL 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W1035
26 inch round barrel chambered in 40-82 WCF caliber. Full length magazine tube. Very bright and shiny bore. Crisp action. Nearly all of the original blue finish is present on the barrel and mag tube with just some minor thinning on the bottom of the mag tube. Traces of case color on the forend cap. The receiver has more than half of the original case color present with the balance turning silver. Strong color on the hammer and small areas of the lever. The deluxe wood is in very nice condition with nearly all of the high polished piano finish intact and the checkering is still sharp. Just a few minor handling mars. Original sights include a standard sporting front with a nickel-silver blade and a buckhorn style rear with elevator. The frame is drilled for a Lyman sight on the left side with filler screws in place. Special order sling eyes and a hard rubber butt plate complete this fine example of a Deluxe Sporting Rifle form Winchester. All features are verified by a factory letter.
Antique $ 11,750.
W1033 ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1886 RIFLE IN 50 EXPRESS CALIBER
Item # W1033
This special order rifle with 26 inch round barrel chambered in the scarce 50-110 WCF caliber features a 1/2 Mag and Sling Swivels with crescent style butt plate. This is a fine example of a scarce rifle as only 2,455 were made in this caliber. Most all original blue remains on the barrel with some scattered scratches and small spots of discoloration. The bore is very good with some light scattered spots of roughness. Crisp action. Original sights include a nickel silver blade front and a Winchester Express rear with 3 folding leaves that have platinum sight lines. The receiver also has most of the original blue with some edge wear and some light pitting on the upper corners. Turning a plum/brown on the bottom and top at the carry point of the frame. The hammer and lever have some case color remaining. The wood looks very good with most of the original varnish remaining. There are just a few minor handling mars. Complete with a Cody Factory Letter. This is a very fine example of a desirable Winchester Express rifle.
Antique $ 16,750.
W559 WINCHESTER 1886 RIFLE
Item # W559
26 inch round barrel chambered in 38-56 WCF caliber. Standard rifle configuration with full length mag tube and rifle style butt. The crisp action and decent bore will make this antique Winchester a good shooter, but somebody has cleaned all the metal surfaces, so the collector value is gone. Other than the wood this gun is all silver colored. The wood is solid with the usual dings and abrasions that you would see on an old gun that was used over the last 118 years.
Antique $ 2,350.
W782 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE IN 45-70 WCF
Item # W782
26 inch round barrel chambered in the desirable 45-70 WCF caliber. Full mag and rifle style butt. Real crisp action. Bore has some shine with good rifling and some frosting throughout. All metal surfaces have been cleaned long ago and are starting to turn to a gray patina. Wood is good fitting with some abrasions. Antique serial number in a desirable configuration with a usable caliber at an affordable price.
Antique $ 2,975.
W150 WINCHESTER MODEL 86 45-90
Item # W150
26" round bbl, full mag and crescent butt plate. An early 86 at just under 30k serial range. Gun has nice smooth metal with mostly an aged grey color. A few dings on the bottom of the mag tube. Receiver is mostly grey with traces of blue. Some old pitting that has been cleaned on the lever and lower tang. Serial number is faint. Stock has nice fitting wood to the crescent butt plate. Not bad fitting to the tangs either. There has been a couple repairs in the wrist area towards the upper tang. One sliver of wood missing in the upper right hand corner. The forearm is in nice overall cond. Normal use marks and a repaired crack on the left side. This gun does have a beautiful bright shiny bore. Some one did some extensive cleaning at the expense of the rifling. 45-90 is a very desirable cal in the Winchester 1886.
Antique $ 3,175.
W641 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 IN 40-65 WCF
Item # W641
Cal 40-65. 26" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Crescent butt plate. Dark bore that needs some attention. This is basically a brown gun with original blue in the protected area between the barrel and mag tube. Barrel is brown and the frame is a brown patina. Action is good. Traces of case color on the hammer. Wood has been lightly sanded but still fits good. The 40-65 is the 4th most common caliber in the Model 1886 and this one was made in 1902. A good old Winchester.
Modern $ 2,575.
W434 CUSTOM WINCHESTER 1886
Item # W434
Cal 45-70 Govt. 30-1/2" part octagon bbl that has been professionally relined, full length mag tube, pistol grip stock and crescent butt. Sights include a combination globe style front sight, Lyman No. 6 rear sight and a Vernier long range sight on the tang. Markings on the bbl are "Slotter Los Angeles CA". Bbl and mag tube retain most of a quality blue. Receiver retains most of the restored case colors as does the hammer and lever. Functioning double set triggers. Wood is VG refinished condition. Hard rubber Winchester grip cap. Mint bore. Crisp tight action. This is a handsome semi-deluxe 1886!
Antique $ 7,750.
7033 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE IN .40-65
Item # 7033-27-155
Full round barrel, full length magazine tube, near excellent bore, 95% lustrous barrel blue, 60% magazine blue, the balance turning a plummish blue patina coloration, considerable vivid case colors remain on frame, lever and hammer; quite a bit of protective lacquer is intact also. Generally fine walnut with considerable extra figure in the buttstock, most original varnish intact, excellent crack repair on left side near frame, original sights, rifle buttplate. Fine gun with Cody Research Form.
Antique $ 11,500.
W817 WINCHESTER 1886 TAKEDOWN RIFLE
Item # W817
Cal 45-70. 26" bbl, 1/2 mag and crescent butt. Sights include ladder rear sight and dovetail front sight. Metal retains a good amount of a nice restoration. Shiny bore with scattered light roughness. Wood is overall good. Buttstock is darkened and forearm has several dents and dings with a sliver missing on the right near cap. Nice action.
Modern $ 2,975.
W815 WINCHESTER 1886 LIGHT WEIGHT TAKEDOWN
Item # W815
Cal 38-56. 22" bbl, half mag and crescent butt. Sights include dovetail front sight with brass bead and sporting rear sight. Shiny bore with good rifling. Bbl is blue/brown in color. Receiver is mostly a silver/grey. Wood is good overall. Usual dents and dings. Forearm is somewhat dry with coat of something added.
Modern $ 3,775.
W813 WINCHESTER 1886 RIFLE
Item # W813
Cal 40-65. 26" round bbl, full length mag tube and crescent butt. Sights include a dovetail front sight and sporting rear sight with homemade elevator. Shiny bore with light roughness throughout. Bbl and mag tube are blue/brown thinning somewhat. Case colored receiver is mostly silver with brown freckling. Wood shows wear with several dents, scratches and chips that are missing on the right side of the tangs.This gun comes with a Research Form from the Cody Museum showing original configuration.
Modern $ 2,695.
W357 WINCHESTER 1886 45-90
Item # W357-27-136
This is a round bbl 86 in the very desirable 45-90 cal. Equipped with a full length mag tube and rifle buttplate. Good looking rifle with honest wear. Bbl is mostly a medium brown/grey. Bbl is also somewhat brown with a bit more blue. Receiver is similar in color. Bore is a bit dirty but display decent rifling. It looks like a couple of light pits with the inevitable light roughness. Good to VG cond. Very nice fitting wood to the frame and tangs. A little shrinkage at the toe and typical handling marks but nice solid wood that looks good. About the only thing that looks like it has been "touched" is the bolt which has been re-blued.
Antique $ 4,175.
W1485 SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 EXTRA HEAVY 28 INCH HALF OCTAGON BBL
Item # W1485-27-145
Button mag. VG sharp shiny bore. Cal 45-90. Orig sights include 86 marked folding leaf sight as well as folding tang sight. Pistol grip plain walnut stocks retain a fair amount of orig varnish. Usual mars and dings. Rifle style butt plate. Overall metal has turned mostly plum/brown color with sharp corners and good markings. Nice functioning action. Pictured on page 83 of the Madis Winchester handbook. Orig and very scarce to see 28" half oct with extra heavy bbl!
Antique $ 13,750.
W353 WINCHESTER 1886 EXTRA LIGHT TAKE DOWN
Item # W353
This version of the 1886 was at the end of the 86 production. This one is chambered in the very popular 45-70 cal. The extra light had a 22" lt wt bbl. This one has most blue with some wear and peppering towards the muzzle. Inside the bbl is very nice. An aged color to the receiver with ample blue aging, mostly on the left side. Nice case colors on lever and hammer. Wood is VG overall orig condition. These light weights made a lot of sense in being a nice carrying gun with lots of power.
Modern $ 3,875 sale pending.
7035 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE IN .45-70
Item # 7035-27-151
Full round barrel, full length magazine tube, excellent bore and exceptional overall condition with 98% shiny blue overall, considerable vivid case colors on the hammer and lever. Excellent walnut with virtually all original varnish remaining, steel shotgun buttplate, original folding ladder rear barrel sight. Gorgeous .45-70. Factory Letter.
Modern $ 15,500.
W604 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W604 -27-148
Cal 38-56. Special order 26" half oct bbl and button mag. Sights include a Lyman hunter's front sight and a folding tang sight. Wood shows some use with a chip out of the buttplate and the toe. Shotgun style buttplate. Wood has been lightly cleaned. Not a bad looking gun.
Antique $ 2,975.
W349 1886 WINCHESTER HALF OCTAGON
Item # W349 -27-138
Has the special order feature of half oct half round 26" bbl and button mag. Cal 40-82. Quite a bit a finish on the oct portion which is well protected. The round part has quite a bit of wear but still retains some blue. Receiver which was originally case colored is a grey color typical for these. Metal is smooth. Wood has been refinished. Slightly shy at the tangs. No visible cracks on the buttstock or forearm. Action is VG. Bore is good with strong rifling.
Antique $ 4,100.