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.
W941A WINCHESTER 1886 LIGHT WEIGHT
Item # W941A
33 cal with 24" light weight bbl. Nearing the 150k serial range. This was the last hurrah of the 1886 built in the new light weight version. These are about the best most reasonably priced 86's you can buy. This one shows some handling wear to the finish. Bbl has 80%+ blue with the receiver having some wear to the carry point and some on the side. Retains sufficient blue to make it a good looking gun. Wood is in overall good condition. Some roughness to the bore and could use a good cleaning. These later 86's were made of fine steel and would still be a good usable gun today. .
Modern $ 2,275 sale pending.
W357 WINCHESTER 1886 45-90
Item # W357
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.
W349 1886 WINCHESTER HALF OCTAGON
Item # W349
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.
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.
W352 WINCHESTER 1886 RIFLE IN SCARCE 40-70 WCF
Item # W352
The caliber is the scarce 40-70 WCF. This is one of only 862 in this caliber. This 1894 mfd. rifle with casehardened frame that has turned a brown patina, has a 26 inch octagon barrel and full length magazine with rifle butt plate. The barrel and mag tube have turned a plum/brown with blue in the protected areas. The bore has some shine and good rifling but could benefit from a good cleaning. Traces of case colors still remain on the hammer and lever. Wood is pretty good with a notch cut out of the comb. Light spots of corrosion on the butt plate. Real crisp action. If you are looking for a are caliber to fill out your collection of '86 Winchesters, this might be the gun for you. These don't come along often.
Antique $ 5,750.
W503 ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1886 TAKE DOWN IN 50 EXPRESS
Item # W503
A somewhat rare gun being a Model 1886 in 50 Express, but throw in a Take Down frame with the standard 26 inch round barrel and full magazine and you've got a good collectable Winchester. Barrel and mag tube have thinning blue turning plum. Forend cap still retains most of the original blue. Original sights. Great bore, bright and shiny. Crisp action. Traces of case colors on hammer and lever. Butt plate is silvered out. Wood is in good condition and good fitting. Receiver has mostly silvered out with about 20% original thinning blue on the right side and just a little left around the screws on the left side. Honest looking rifle in a rare caliber with an Antique serial number to boot. Gun was made in 1895.
Antique $ 14,750.
W318 1886 WINCHESTER OCTAGON BARREL
Item # W318
Cal 40-82. 26" oct bbl, full mag and crescent buttplate. A good looking rifle with most blue remaining on the bbl. Some wear to the octagons. Some light wear to mag tube. Forearm cap has silvered out which is quite common. Receiver has nice blue on the sides and silver at the carry point. Still visible case colors on hammer and lever. Wood is nice fitting with no cracks or losses. Appears to have had a light coat of varnish years ago. VG+ bore. Solid action.
Modern $ 4,500.
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 .
W270A WINCHESTER 1886 OCTAGON BARRELED RIFLE
Item # W270A
A nice high condition Winchester in cal 40-82. 95% bbl blue remains. Original sights and VG+ bright shiny bore. An earlier case colored gun. The case colors on this gun are still very vibrant. The wood condition matches the rest of the gun. Very nice fitting. Good overall condition. There is a couple of hunting mars and a scrape on the left side. Typical 86 solid action. This is a very good collectible Winchester!
Antique $ 9,500.
W03 DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHT WEIGHT
Item # W03-26-127
This is a take down in 45-70 cal. Standard 22" lt wt bbl. Good looking rifle with impressive deluxe wood. Wood is in VG cond. Fit is very nice to both tang and frame. There is a slight chip at the buttplate at the toe. Forearm wood is VG overall cond with no cracks or losses. Bbl blue is 90%+. Nice shiny blue with some light wear at the muzzle. Receiver is pretty much silvered out. There is some blue to the front of the frame. Traces of blue in protected areas. Left hand side has about 60% blue. Bottom has greyed out at the carry point. Bright shiny bore in VG+ cond. Good solid action. Still some case colors remaining on the hammer. Standard bbl sights. Good collectable or usable gun.
Modern $ 5,850 sale pending.
W150 WINCHESTER MODEL 86 45-90
Item # W150 -26-137
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.
W1257 RARE 50 CALIBER 1886 WINCHESTER WITH 28” BBL
Item # W1257-25-128
28" oct bbl in cal 50 EX. Full length mag tube and crescent butt. Overall cond is VG. Receiver is mostly grey/brown faded case coloring. Bbl has most orig blue finish turning lightly. Wood is generally near excellent with good fit on both stock and forearm. One divot on the forearm on the right hand side towards the bottom. No other cracks or losses. The long bbl is equipped with the long style ladder sight and typical post front sight. Bore would be considered good. It has good rifling and no pitting but some roughness. If you are looking for a big bad ass Winchester this may fill the bill!
Modern $ 11,500 .
W139 VERY RARE HEAVY BBL WINCHESTER 1886
Item # W139 -26-133
As stated in the Winchester Letter " octagon extra heavy". Bbl length is 26" and cal 40-82. This gun is also equipped with a set trigger. Good looking rifle with an aged medium brown patina to the bbl and mag tube. Receiver has very faint case colors remaining with the balance turning a brown/grey color. Buttstock has numerous handling mars but is nice, solid and good overall cond. Forearm is also VG with just one light crack in the upper corner by the forend cap. All wood is present. Also an important fact is that this gun comes with a hand written letter from George Madis. Winchester letter accompanies it. 1886's with the extra heavy bbl are rare. A very good collector's piece!
Antique $ 6,900.
W614 THE FINEST WINCHESTER 1886 BLUED FRAME SADDLE RING CARBINE IN 50-110 EXPRESS’ IN THE COUNTRY
Item # W614-26-126
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 gun with full blued frame and you would be hard pressed to find another as spectacular as this
Modern $ 47,500.
W1317 WINCHESTER 1886 RIFLE
Item # W1317 -25-102
Standard configuration rifle with round bbl, full mag and crescent buttplate. Cal 40-65. Good looking rifle with quite a bit of blue remaining on the receiver. Aging somewhat. Bbl also has nice finish remaining. Thinning a bit but is a nice blue color. Bore is VG. Orig sights include ladder style 1886 rear sight. Wood is in VG+ cond with a light coat of varnish added at some time. Nice action. Good looking Winchester.
Antique $ 2,975 sale pending.
W1482 DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE IN SCARCE CALIBER 40-70
Item # W1482 -26-123
26" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. 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. Orig sling swivels. Gun shows some wear to the checkering but no splits or cracks. Orig large unused silver presentation placque on the side of the butt stock. Bbl and mag are mostly a plum/brown with traces of blue in protected areas. Scarce little gun, especially in this caliber. Gun is pictured on page 343 of the Madis book.
Antique $ 11,950.
W1487 EXTREMELY RARE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 CARBINE
Item # W1487
Cal 40-82. 3/4 length mag tube. Fancy deluxe wood in excellent cond with correct carbine style buttplate. Overall metal is mostly a light grey color starting to turn plum color. Excellent functioning action. Orig sights. VG bore with some scattered pitting. All orig and complete with a Factory Letter authenticating above mentioned features.
Antique $ 8,750.
W1485 SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 EXTRA HEAVY 28 INCH HALF OCTAGON BBL
Item # W1485-26-144
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.
7035 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE IN .45-70
Item # 7035-26-125
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.
W1268 WINCHESTER 1886 OCTAGON BARREL
Item # W1268-26-140
Standard configuration gun with 26" oct bbl, full mag tube and crescent butt plate. Cal 38-56. Oct bbl has most aging blue remaining. Bore is fair to good with decent rifling. No real pitting but some roughness. May clean up? Receiver has nice clean smooth metal and has aged to a medium gre/brown patina. There is a chip missing out of the loading gate. Crescent butt stock has a crack coming off the lower tang, a chip out of the upper corner on the left and a repaired chip on the right. Numerous scratches and gouges. Forearm is relatively good with several usage marks. If you would like to hunt with a vintage firearm this would be a good choice.
Antique $ 2,275.
W1125 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W1125-26-150
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.
Modern $ 11,500.
W606 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SEMI-DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W606-26-139
Scarce cal 50 Express. 26" half oct bbl and scarce full length mag tube. Fine bore. Semi-deluxe grade wood is checkered and in fine cond with most orig lacquer remains. Shotgun style butt plate. Gun features orig sights including folding tang sight. Take down frame. Excellent cond with 98% bright bbl and mag blue and 96% lustrous blue on the receiver. Excellent+ cond inside and out. All orig.
Modern $ 42,500.
W1069 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 IN SCARCE 38-70 CALIBER
Item # W1069-26-130
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.
Modern $ 7,500.
W1124 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 PISTOL GRIP DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W1124-26-142
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 # W1123-26-148
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 in 40-82 cal. 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 # W1126-26-132
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 -26-151
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.
7033 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE IN .40-65
Item # 7033-26-124
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.
8706 VERY INTERESTING WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SHORT RIFLE IN 45-70
Item # 8706-26-147
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.