SOLD FOR: $2042
Model: 1886 Deluxe
Serial Number: 00213ZV86C
Year of Manufacture: 2015 (ZV date code)
Caliber: .45-70 Government
Action Type: Tubular Magazine Fed Lever Action Rifle
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER”, “Model 1886–Caliber 45-70 Govt ONLY” and at the rear with an ovalled “WP” proof. The right shoulder of the barrel is marked “Made by Miroku-Japan–Imported by BACO, Inc.-Morgan, Utah / Winchester is a registered trademark of Olin Corporation”. The top of the chamber ring is marked with ovalled “WP”, the top tang is marked “WINCHESTER / MODEL 1886”. The bottom front of the receiver is marked “00213 / ZV86C”. There is a Winchester sticker on the bottom of the magazine tube.
Barrel Length: 24?, Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square-notch semi-buckhorn leaf and elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The left of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none present).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece checkered deluxe walnut with capped forend, capped pistol grip, straight comb and case color steel crescent buttplate. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has faint wear at the heel and toe. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are no major defects, just light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifle has a rebounding hammer and there is a tang-mounted safety. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe made in 2015. The 1886 followed up the 1876, providing a much stronger action which was able to withstand larger and more powerful cartridges such as the .45-70, the issue rifle cartridge of the U.S. Army at the time. The design would later be shrunk for the model 1892. This modern reintroduction has the same action with a tang-mounted safety. This one appears to have seen little or no use. It retains 99% of its metal finish with a great bore and would make a great addition to any collection. With its 24? octagonal barrel, checkered deluxe walnut stocks, beautiful case color receiver, and .45-70 chambering, this rifle is a beautiful as it is potent. In such high condition, it will likely see interest from Winchester collectors. If you’re looking for a .45-70 lever gun, you can’t do much better than this. Please see our photos and good luck!