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.
W1347 WINCHESTER 1886 OCTAGON BARREL
Item # W1347-24-115
A handsome old Winchester in the 76k serial range. Full oct bbl, full length mag tube and crescent butt plate. Cal 38-56. Very nice aging bbl blue. Nice sharp edges on the octagons and good markings. Globe front sight. Standard rear sight. Vernier style tang sight. The tang sight has more blue and may have been put on later. Receiver metal is very nice and mostly a grey color with some case colors in protected areas and hint of case colors on the sides. Nice smooth metal . Butt stock is VG+ with nice fit. Forearm is also VG+. Bore is bright and shiny. Strong rifling. No pitting. Slight roughness that may clean up. Overall bore cond VG-VG+. This is a good looking solid Winchester!
Antique $ 3,750.
W1272 WINCHESTER 1886 45-90
Item # W1272-24-127
Quite desirable being it is cal 45-90. This one has been somewhat well used. Gun has been cleaned and is mostly a grey color. Pitting in areas on both receiver and bbl. Most likely from poor storage. The bbl does have good bbl address and readable caliber marking. A rather dark bore that may clean up. Gun has full mag tube and crescent butt plate. Stock is in good cond and has been refinished. Slightly shy at the tangs. Forearm wood is in about the same cond. Rear sight is a replacement.
Antique $ 2,350 sale pending.
W563 THE FINEST COLOR CASE HARDENED WINCHESTER MODEL 1886SADDLE RING CARBINE IN THE VERY DESIRABLE 5
Item # W563-24-126
Typical carbine with saddle ring configuration and special order sling swivels. This is in absolutely outstanding condition! 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 in 50 Express'. Guaranteed all original and complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Antique $ 95,000.
W614 THE FINEST WINCHESTER 1886 BLUED FRAME SADDLE RING CARBINE IN 50-110 EXPRESS’ IN THE COUNTRY
Item # W614
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
Antique $ 47,500.
W1268 WINCHESTER 1886 OCTAGON BARREL
Item # W1268-24-109
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.
W1269 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W1269-24-111
Cal 40-82. Oct bbl, full length mag tube and crescent butt plate. This looks like a well used gun but has been well taken care of. Case colored receiver has turned the normal antique grey/brown patina. Bbl still has quite a bit of turning blue remaining and has been shortened about 1/2". The mag tube is also a medium brown. It has a period replacement sight and a homemade front blade sight insert made of a coin or token. The butt stock has some nice extra figure wood that sports a big ugly screw in the wrist area presumably an old frontier repair. Repair is nice and solid. The fit is pretty good to upper and lower tang and also to the frame. This is an old gun and was likely done 100+ years ago. The forearm also displays some extra figure wood and is in VG cond with usage marks but no cracks or losses. This is actually a good looking old rifle!
Antique $ 1,795.
W1270 WINCHESTER 1886 LIGHT WEIGHT
Item # W1270-24-110
33 cal. Light weight contoured 24" bbl, full mag tube and crescent butt plate. The receiver is mostly a grey color with some aging brown. Bbl is mostly a silver grey with some blue in protected areas. Butt stock is in relatively good cond with a little shrinkage at the toe and a couple of light age cracks. Forearm has been filed or sanded but does fit rather well. Bore has nice rifling and a somewhat dark bore. May clean up. Action works well. Sheard blade front sight and replace period rear sight. Would make a good hunting rifle.
Antique $ 1,850.
W1125 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W1125
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.
W1249 EXTREMELY HIGH CONDITION 1886 WINCHESTER
Item # W1249-24-102
Not only beautiful but rare being cal 40-82 and a take down. This rifle is equipped with a 26" round bbl, full length mag tube and crescent butt plate. There is little to no wear on the metal. Very light on the right hand top of the receiver. Slightly aging blue on the take down band which almost always goes silver. Bbl is 95-98% blue remains. Nice markings. Inside is just as clean as the outside. Wood is in extraordinary cond. Case colors are excellent. Beautiful Wichester!!
Antique $ 13,000.
W1461 1886 LIGHT WEIGHT 45-70
Item # W1461 -24-99
This gun has been totally refinished and retains nearly all of that finish. Cal 45-70. There is a spot on the bbl that has been flattened and had 45-70 stamped in. Very nice bore. The refinish was a fairly decent job to both metal and wood. It was not overbuffed and the wood fits and looks good. Sling swivels attached. Lyman receiver sight. This would be a very good hunting gun. The more you use it the better it would look.
Modern $ 1,795 sale pending.
W606 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SEMI-DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W606-24-125
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.
Antique $ 42,500.
W1257 RARE 50 CALIBER 1886 WINCHESTER WITH 28” BBL
Item # W1257-24-117
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!
Antique $ 11,500.
W1243 WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE
Item # W1243-24-105
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 -24-114
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 sale pending.
W1069 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 IN SCARCE 38-70 CALIBER
Item # W1069-24-98
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.
8566 EXCEPTIONAL 1886 OCTAGON BARRELED RIFLE IN CALIBER 45-90
Item # 8566-24-106
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 # W244-24-122
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 # W1124-24-103
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 # W1123-24-113
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 # W1126-24-112
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 -24-118
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.
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 # W1059-24-116
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 # W978-24-124
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 # W855-24-97
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 # W829-24-100
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.
WINCHESTER 86 SADDLE RING CARBINE
Item # W372-24-101
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 IN .40-65
Item # 7033-24-120
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 # W21-24-121
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 # 8706-24-128
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 # 8290-24-119
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 # 7035-24-107
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.