SOLD FOR: $2276
Model: 1886 Deluxe
Serial Number: 00216ZP86C
Year of Manufacture: 2018 (ZP 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 side 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 “00216 / ZP86C”.
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 side of the receiver has a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece checkered walnut with capped forend, capped pistol grip, straight comb and case color steel crescent buttplate. There are no major defects, just light handling wear. The checkering is strong. 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 a few light marks near the 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.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a couple of little marks on the receiver, most noticeable on the sides at the rear. There are some spots of discoloration on the receiver, most noticeable on the bottom and likely from oil during storage. There are some light operational marks. The barrel and magazine tube have light handling marks. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a rebounding hammer, half-cock safety and there is a tang-mounted safety. The lever lock-up is tight and the trigger is crisp. 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: Included is a serial matching box and paperwork including the manual. The box has some little punctures, scuffs, and a few spots of discoloration. The box is in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 1886 made in 2018. 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 issued 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. It retains 98% of its metal finish with a great bore, strong mechanics, and would make a great addition to a collection. With its 24? octagonal barrel and .45-70 chambering, this would make a nice hunting rifle that could take just about any game in North America, though it’s a bit heavy for taking it on a long stalk. This will make a great addition to a Winchester collection and 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!