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.
W1243 WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE
Item # W1243
This is a deluxe with several special order features including half oct half round bbl, button mag and set trigger. Beautiful starburst dlx wood checkered pistol grip stock in fine cond. Checkering is still sharp. There is a light chip on the butt plate at the toe. Forearm wood checkering has some wear but no cracks or losses. Cal 40-82. Case coloring is still visible. The right side has some grey/brown patina mixed with the case colors. The left side case colors are visible throughout with the standard silver/grey towards the front of the receiver. Bbl has nice blue with light thinning in some areas. This is an early 86 and is under the 10k serial range. Beautiful solid rifle!
Antique $ 12,500.
W1254 DELUXE WINCHESTER 1886
Item # W1254
Beautiful special order rifle with 1/2 oct 1/2 round bbl and rare 2/3 mag. This gun is case colored with nearly all case colors showing but have dimmed somewhat. Clean smooth metal. Bbl finish is also VG with nearly all finish remaining beginning to turn lightly in some places. Bbl is equipped with a 86 ladder style sight. Gorgeous dlx wood with nice checkering. Nice bright shiny bore is near excellent. A very nice rifle with the added benefit of being 45-70 cal. Great Winchester!!
Antique $ 14,500.
W1069 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 IN SCARCE 38-70 CALIBER
Item # W1069-23-152
Full round bbl and half length mag tube. VG+ bore. Wood is VG with a considerable amount of orig varnish. Just a few light handling mars. Overall metal is VG+ as well with 60-65% orig blue toning slightly. Nice clean metal with no pitting. There were only about 900 model 86's made in 38-70 cal making this a very scarce gun. All orig and complete with Factory verification in the form of a Letter from Cody.
Antique $ 7,500.
MR865 BROWNING MANUFACTURED MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # MR865 -23-160
Cal 45-70. This gun has been elaborately engraved with scroll engraving on both sides as well as the bottom of the receiver. Four gold inlays on the receiver of an eagle, a wolf, a bear and a cougar. The engraving also consists of gold inlaid lines around the receiver, the lever, butt plate, the forend cap and the end of the bbl. Wood is in excellent cond. Gun is probably un-fired. Overall gun looks great with all the finish remaining. Should make a good shooter!
Modern $ 2,775 sale pending.
8566 EXCEPTIONAL 1886 OCTAGON BARRELED RIFLE IN CALIBER 45-90
Item # 8566-23-150
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.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # W244-23-148
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 .
W1124 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 PISTOL GRIP DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W1124-23-147
Cal 40-82 with a fine bore. 26" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Orig Winchester sights. Pistol grip checkered 3X grade wood is in VG cond which may have had some linseed oil added. Checkering is untouched. Bbl and mag retain about 90% blue starting tone. Receiver has about 25% orig case colors with the balance turning a nickel color. Nice clean orig gun complete with rifle style butt plate.
Antique $ 11,500.
W1123 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 PISTOL GRIP RIFLE
Item # W1123-23-146
Rare special order orig nickel trim on the receiver, forend cap and butt plate. Overall gun is in fine cond with 26" full oct bbl, full length mag tube and special order matted bbl. Orig sights. Pistol grip checkered wood is in near excellent cond with a small repair well done at the wrist where a sliver re-attached. 3X grade wood. Most orig varnish. A few minor handling mars. Rifle style butt plate. Receiver retains 90% orig nickel toning somewhat. Wearing slightly at the balance point at the bottom of the receiver. Butt plate has 75% orig nickel and forend cap has about 50-60% orig nickel. Nice clean little gun and fairly scarce with the nickel trim.
Antique $ 13,900.
W1126 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W1126-23-3
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.
W1237 & MERZ1 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SPECIAL ORDER TAKE DOWN DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W1237 & MERZ1 -23-153
Scarce cal 38-70. 26" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Beeches combination front sight. Correct folding tang sight. Typical buckhorn Winchester rear sight. Deluxe pistol grip wood is in excellent cond with most orig lacquer. Sharp checkering. Rifle style butt plate. Overall gun is in superb cond with 95% bright shiny blue. Vivid case colors on hammer and lever. Fine bore. A scarce gun being one of only 830 model 86's were made in cal 38-70. All orig and complete with Factory Letter listing all specifications including the sights, caliber, pistol grip, take down and 14" stock with a drop of 3-1/2". Very unusual gun. Excellent inside and out.
Antique $ 29,500.
W1039 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE TAKE DOWN
Item # W1039
Light weight 45-70 cal. Orig 22" rapid taper bbl with correct sheared hunters front sight. Typical sporting buckhorn rear sight. Half length mag tube. Orig sling eyes are present. 3X grade wood in excellent cond with an oil finish. Sharp checkering. Metal is excellent as well with 98% bright lustrous blue on bbl. Receiver is 95% blue with light usage. Good case colors on the hammer and lever. Excellent cond inside and out. Complete with Factory Letter.
Modern $ 11,750 sale pending.
W1062 1886 WINCHESTER TAKE DOWN
Item # W1062-23-154
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 sale pending.
W1059 SPECIAL ORDER 1886 WINCHESTER
Item # W1059-23-144
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.
W978 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE IN SCARCE CALIBER 50 EXPRESS
Item # W978-23-142
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 # W855-23-163
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 # W829-23-140
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.
THE FINEST PAIR OF BLUED FRAME 50-110 EXPRESS’ IN THE COUNTRY
Item # W606 & W614-23-153
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).
WINCHESTER 86 SADDLE RING CARBINE
Item # W372-23-149
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 RIFLE
Item # W146-23-157
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 # 7033-23-161
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 # W21-23-162
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.
VERY INTERESTING WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SHORT RIFLE IN 45-70
Item # 8706-23-156
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 # 8290-23-159
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 # 7035-23-155
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.