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.
W1062 1886 WINCHESTER TAKE DOWN
Item # W1062
Cal 45-70. Beautiful rifle with oct bbl, full length mag tube and crescent butt. High cond rifle with about 75% blue on the receiver. Left side is even stronger. Has greyed out at the carry point as well as at the take down ring. 90%+ blue on the bbl and mag tube. A couple of light scratches. The wood also is beautiful and nice fitting. No cracks or losses. Orig varnish. This rifle has the blade front sight with ivory bead and the semi-buckhorn Winchester rear sight. A beautiful bore makes this a great rifle inside and out. High cond very desirable rifle!!
Modern $ 7,500.
W1059 SPECIAL ORDER 1886 WINCHESTER
Item # W1059
Equipped with the rare double set trigger and button mag. This is an early gun in the 22k range. Frame is case colored. The right hand side has most colors remaining dimming somewhat. Left hand side has some case colors remaining mostly faded out. Case colors remain on the forend cap and remnants remain on the crescent buttplate. Good case colors to the lever and some on the hammer. Nearly all blue remains on the bbl. Cal 40-65. Nice bright shiny bore with good rifling. Solid action. Wood is exceptional with just some light usage marks. No cracks or losses. Has early Lyman tang sight with aperture in tact. A very nice 1886!
Antique $ 7,950.
W1017 SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1886
Item # W1017
Special order features include half round half oct and button mag. Cal 45-70. Stock is equipped with a rifle butt. Receiver is a silver color with most case colors gone. Bbl has turned mostly a grey and light brown. Some dings and scratches. Butt stock is in good overall cond. Nice fitting. Forearm the same. Bore is bright and shiny with good rifling. No pitting. A little light roughness in spots. Overall cond is VG+. Gun is in the 117k serial range which makes it an antique. Complete with research form.
Antique $ 3,375.
MERZ1 EXCEPTIONAL 1886 DELUXE RIFLE
Item # MERZ1
This beautiful old Winchester is packed with special order features such as take down, checkered pistol grip stock and as stated it is deluxe with beautiful deluxe wood. Other features are a tang sight and a flip globe front sight. Equipped with oct bbl, full length mag tube and crescent butt. In the scarce cal 38-70. We see a lot of nice Winchesters in here but this one ranks right at the top. A beautiful gun with nearly all blue remaining on the receiver, bbl and mag tube. Just light turning at the take down ring. Likewise the hammer and lever have nearly all the original case colors remaining. The stock retains nearly all the orig finish with just a few handling marks! Another plus to this rifle is the near excellent bore. This 86 would be in the front row of any Winchester collection! NICE!!
Antique $ 29,500.
W978 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE IN SCARCE CALIBER 50 EXPRESS
Item # W978
VG+ bright shiny bore. Orig Lyman front sight. Typical 3-leaf express rear sight. Orig wood has numerous light handling dings but retains most orig varnish. Complete with correct steel shotgun style buttplate. 26" full round bbl and button mag. Overall gun is orig and comes with a Factory Letter that lists all the stated features. Metal is VG with 90% overall blue remaining starting to thin and tone in areas. Bright case colors on the hammer and lever. Should make a fine shooter.
Antique $ 15,500.
W855 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W855-122-129
Standard 26" round bbl rifle, full length mag tube and rifle buttplate. Cal 40-65. Receiver metal is a grey color. Bbl has been cleaned and is silver/grey with some brown age spots. Metal is smooth and clean with a very readable bbl address and caliber marking. Upper tang has been cracked and repaired. Action is a bit sticky and could probably use a good cleaning. Bore on this 86 would rate in the good cond and possibly VG with a thorough cleaning. Decent looking wood with a coat of finish added.
Antique $ 2,175.
W829 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SRC WITH SCARCE FULL LENGTH FOREARM
Item # W829-22-142
Musket style stock. I haven't had one of these in the last 25-30 years. I have only seen a couple of them all together. Overall gun is very nice with about 10-20% orig blue toning to a plum/brown. Receiver has good traces of case color turning a modeled silver color. Cal 38-56. Has a model 1873 folding ladder rear sight. Correct carbine style front sight. Orig wood in generally very good cond with a consider orig varnish remaining. Carbine style buttplate. On one side there is a series of small half moon dents. Must have been rattling against something. Very scarce little gun. Complete with correct saddle ring.
Antique $ 14,500.
W929 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE TAKE DOWN LIGHTWEIGHT RIFLE
Item # W929 -22-136
Cal 45-70. Orig sights. VG shootable bore that could benefit from a good cleaning. Fancy 3X grade wood has been professionally re checkered with a light coat of varnish added. It is not undersized. Complete with hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. Overall metal has been re finished a long time ago and retains nearly all of that finish. Bright case colors on hammer and lever. Scarce early lightweight model.
Modern $ 5,500.
W560 VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE LIGHT WEIGHT RIFLE
Item # W560-22-126
Correct original saddle ring and stud. This gun features a 2X grade straight stock checkered dlx wood in fine condition with correct carbine rifle style composition buttplate. Receiver is in excellent condition with about 95% thinning and partially flaking original blue. Bright case colors on hammer and lever. Gun has seen very little use. Bbl is 22" full round in cal 45-70 featuring a quite unusual front sight that is mounted on a band. This is similar to the military style sight. I believe it is correct. On the underside of the bbl is stamped " sample". Apparently the bbl was a sample. It was either made for a salesman type sample or assembled out of parts. The bluing is crisp and sharp and the wood is excellent showing very little use. The tapered round light weight bbl has the W P markings on the frame and the bbl with a different type of 45-70 stamp having been used and appears to have an excellent re-finish to the bbl only. Assembly numbers off the stock match the serial number. A very interesting gun!
Modern $ 6,750.
W572 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE RIFLE WITH FULL RESTORATION BY DOUG TURNBULL
Item # W572-22-130
Gun features a 26" full oct bbl with full length mag tube. Mint bore. Beeches combination front sight. Buckhorn rear sight. Pope style folding tang sight. Gun also features checkered dlx 3X grade wood with a shotgun butt in beautiful condition retaining virtually all high gloss lacquer finish that was applied during restoration. The bbl and mag tube retain all of the blue that was applied. Receiver retains virtually all of the lustrous case color finish done by Turnbull. Beautiful inside and out and complete with double set triggers. This gun would be hard to improve upon.
Antique $ 12,750.
THE FINEST PAIR OF BLUED FRAME 50-110 EXPRESS’ IN THE COUNTRY
Item # W606 & W614-21-239
The rifle features a 26" half oct bbl, half length mag and a take down frame, shotgun butt and pistol grip checkered in the I style. Mint bore. Original sights include folding tang rear sight and typical Winchester front and rear sights. Overall gun is in extraordinary condition with 98% bright vivid blue showing only slight wear in the area where the mag tube goes through the take down ring. Original wood is excellent+ condition with most original lacquer remaining. Nearly impossible to improve upon with these special features. The carbine is a full blued frame carbine with case colors on the hammer and lever. Bbl, mag and receiver retain 98%+ bright glossy blue. 95% vivid case colors on the hammer and lever. Mint bore. Original saddle ring. Correct carbine style buttplate. Wood is in excellent condition and shows no signs of being altered. This is a very unusual pair of guns with full blued frames and you would be hard pressed to find any as spectacular as these. May sell seperate.
Antique $ 90,000(Pair).
LIKELY THE FINEST PAIR OF ORIGINAL CASE COLORED WINCHESTER 1886’s IN 50 EXPRESS IN THE WORLD TODAY!
Item # W562 & W563-21-238
One has a 26" full oct extra heavy bull bbl with a full length mag tube and rifle style butt. The other is a typical carbine with saddle ring configuration and special order sling swivels. Both of them are in absolutely outstanding condition! The heavy bbl deluxe retains 95% bright vivid case colors on one side and about 90% case colors on the other. Bbl and mag retain 98%+ blue. Original sights include the Lyman hunters front sight, a Winchester buckhorn rear sight and folding Lyman tang sight. Original 3X deluxe pistol grip checkered walnut stocks are in excellent condition with most of the high gloss lacquer still remaining.The carbine retains 98-99% bright vivid case colors overall. Absolutely outstanding! 75% vivid case colors on the buttplate. Bbl and mag retain about 98% bright glossy blue. Original sights and outstanding wood. It would be impossible to improve on as a pair of 50 express'. Guaranteed all original and complete with Factory Letters of Authenticity. I would like to see these go as a pair but would sell separate.
Antique $ 185,000 (Pair).
WINCHESTER 86 SADDLE RING CARBINE
Item # W372-21-130
Cal 40-82. Original 22" full round carbine bbl with full length mag tube. Fair bore. Original sights. Original special order shotgun style buttstock with correct hard rubber buttplate in VG condition. Usual mars and scars but no signs of abuse. Bbl retains about 25-30% of original thinning blue. Receiver has traces of case colors in protected areas. Caliber marking possibly restamped. Crisp action.
Antique $ 4,950 .
WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # W244-21-133
Special order 26" full oct bbl. Half length mag tube. Cal 45-70. Excellent bore. Original sights include the folding ladder 86 style rear sight and a Lyman 21 series side mount receiver sight. TD frame. Very unusual Fancy Dlx checkered straight stock with a steel buttplate. Sharp checkering. Original wood has a few light mars but is excellent overall condition. Overall gun is excellent+ with about 95% bright blue on the receiver. Hammer and lever retain most original case colors. Guaranteed all original and complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Modern $ 15,000 .
WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 FACTORY EXHIBITION GUN IN GOLD AND NICKEL
Item # W237-21-129
Engraved in number 9 pattern featuring a buck deer in an oval on one side and another buck deer in an oval on the other. 26" full oct bbl and full mag tube. Original sights. Cal 45-90. Original checkered pistol grip stocks in excellent condition with rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is excellent as well. Crisp and sharp with virtually all original nickel on bbl and mag. It probably was refinished at one time. Documented as being in and out of the factory many times. Somewhere along the line, all of these Exhibition Guns have been refinished. The receiver would have either been silvered first and then gold gilded or coppered and then gold gilded. This one was copper first. Where the gold is missing, the copper shows through and it appears to be gold. Upon close examination you can see that a fair amount of gold is gone. A nice patina shows from the copper. Gun looks great! Most of these where well used and have rounded corners, but not this one! The corners are sharp and crisp. Excellent gun. Complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Antique $ 85,000.
DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W246-21-153
Original 26" half oct bbl with rare 5-shot 2/3 mag tube. Cal 45-70. Original sights include the 86 flip up ladder rear sight and Lyman front sight. Original 3X Fancy Dlx wood is in fine condition with correct checkering and hard rubber buttplate. Overall metal is excellent as well. About 90% blue slightly toning on the bbl and mag tube. Receiver probably has about 60-70% thinning case colors on one side and 25-30% on the other side. Nice clean sharp correct gun. All original complete with Factory Research Form from the Cody Museum.
Antique $ 14,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W146-21-143
Special order 26" half oct tapered bbl with 2/3 mag tube. Cal 45-70 with an excellent bore. Original Lyman front sight. Correct flip up 2-blade rear sight and original folding tang sight. Original wood in VG condition with most original varnish. A few light handling mars. Correct original hard rubber buttplate. Overall gun in excellent condition with about 95% original blue starting to tone. Receiver retains about 75-80% bright case colors on one side and 30% fading case colors on the other. All original gun in a fine cal. Should make a good shooter.
Antique $ 11,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE IN .40-65
Item # 7033-21-140
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.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT RIFLE
Item # W21-21-155
Caliber 45-70. Orig 22" round bbl with very rare 3/4 length mag tube, exc bore, ivory bead front, Lyman flip up rear and Lyman 21 series receiver sights, exc bore. Orig pistol grip stocks are in fine cond with a few light mars and dings but still retain most orig varnish; complete with sling swivels and a shotgun style hardrubber buttplate. Overall gun is in exc+ cond with 95%+ bright shiny orig blue and vivid case colors showing on the hammer and lever. Nice, clean with Factory Letter.
Modern $ 9,500.
EXCEPTIONAL 1886 OCTAGON BARRELED RIFLE IN CALIBER 45-90
Item # 8566-21-146
This gun has all the desirable standard features such as: octagon bbl, full mag, crescent buttplate and retains nearly all the blue on both the receiver and the bbl, exc bore, quite nice case colors on hammer and lever. The fit and cond of the wood is excellent. Very hard to find in this condition, truly a very nice Winchester that would grace any Winchester collection.
Antique $ 14,500.
VERY INTERESTING WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SHORT RIFLE IN 45-70
Item # 8706-21-144
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.
WINCHESTER 1886 30 HEAVY BBL RIFLE IN CALIBER 40-82
Item # 8290-21-135
Some dings and scratches on the oct bbl, coloration is a blue/brown that is pretty much drifting towards brown, bore is relatively good although it has some roughness. Receiver is mostly a medium brownish patina, wood is good but has been freshened up and has a chip repair on the bottom right hand corner. This is a BIG fricking gun!
Antique $ 6,750.
7035 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE IN .45-70
Item # 7035-22-132
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.