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.
W792 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 IN 45-90 WCF
Item # W792
26 inch full octagon barrel and full length mag tube with case colored frame and rifle style butt. Caliber 45-90 WCF. Bore has shine and good rifling with some real light scattered roughness. Should still be a fine shooter. Octagon barrel has sharp corners and thinning original blue. Top half of mag tube matches the barrel blue while bottom is blending blue to brown. Receiver still has some light case colors visible as well as the hammer and lever. Butt plate is a silver/grey. Wood is still proud to the metal and is good fitting with numerous dings and handling mars. A real honest looking Winchester with a desirable caliber that was made in 1900.
Modern $ 4,250.
W421 ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1886 RIFLE IN 45-90 WCF
Item # W421
This is a rare special order Winchester Model 1886 as there were only 5,068 with a 28 inch barrel and only 15% of the 1886's were made in this caliber. Throw in the antique serial number and the number shrinks even more. This is an octagon barrel with full length mag and a rifle butt in the desirable 45-90 caliber. Action is crisp and sharp. Bore has some shine to it as well as good rifling with light roughness throughout. Still very shootable. All metal surfaces are a brown patina with some original blue showing in the protected areas on the barrel and mag tube. Sights include an "1876" marked rear ladder and a German Silver blade front. Wood appears to have been sanded long ago and has some scrapes and bruises from decades of service. Also interestingly is the stock has a 1 inch shorter length of pull than the standard stock length. Very unusual gun. A good collectable antique Winchester.
Antique $ 3,650.
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.
W150 WINCHESTER MODEL 86 45-90
Item # W150
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.
W1485 SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 EXTRA HEAVY 28 INCH HALF OCTAGON BBL
Item # W1485
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.
W561 MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT WINCHESTER IN 45-70
Item # W561
45-70 Govt. caliber 22 inch round tapered barrel Lightweight Rifle with half mag. and rubber shotgun butt. Original sights include a Lyman front that is missing the bead and a sporting rear. Bore is bright and shiny with strong rifling. Action is crisp. Barrel has original blue that is thinning on top and sides and is stronger on the bottom. Forend cap and receiver are a mottled brown with blue coming through especially in the protected areas. Wood has been lightly sanded. On the left side of the stock below the comb they got a little carried away, but doesn't look too bad. Rifle was made in 1903. A desirable caliber at an affordable price.
Modern $ 2,575.
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 .
W641 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 IN 40-65 WCF
Item # W641
Cal 40-65. 26" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Crescent butt plate. Dark bore that needs some attention. This is basically a brown gun with original blue in the protected area between the barrel and mag tube. Barrel is brown and the frame is a brown patina. Action is good. Traces of case color on the hammer. Wood has been lightly sanded but still fits good. The 40-65 is the 4th most common caliber in the Model 1886 and this one was made in 1902. A good old Winchester.
Modern $ 2,575.
W562 WINCHESTER 86 RIFLE
Item # W562
Cal 45-70. 26" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Sights include a ladder folding rear sight and typical Lyman front sight. Very fine bore with sharp rifling and no pitting. Should make a great shooter. Wood has a fair amount of mars and dings and is missing a sliver along side the forearm about 2" long and 1/16" deep. Overall metal is mostly a plum/brown color with good bbl address and sharp corners. Gun is untouched and could use a little cleaning.
Antique $ 3,275 .
W589 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W589
40-82 WCF cal. 26 inch full octagon barrel with full length mag tube and rifle butt. Bore has light scattered pitting with good shine. Action is crisp. Case colors have silvered out on the receiver. Barrel is a plum/brown. Mag tube has more blue on the left side than the right. Wood is good fitting but has an extra shine to it. Original sights. Antique serial number in a desirable configuration.
Antique $ 3,175.
7033 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE IN .40-65
Item # 7033
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.
7035 1886 WINCHESTER RIFLE IN .45-70
Item # 7035
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.
8706 VERY INTERESTING WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SHORT RIFLE IN 45-70
Item # 8706
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.
W604 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W604
Cal 38-56. Special order 26" half oct bbl and button mag. Sights include a Lyman hunter's front sight and a folding tang sight. Wood shows some use with a chip out of the buttplate and the toe. Shotgun style buttplate. Wood has been lightly cleaned. Not a bad looking gun.
Antique $ 2,975.
W626 WINCHESTER 1886 RIFLE
Item # W626
Cal 40-65. 26" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Orig sights include a folding ladder rear sight and typical Winchester style front sight. Wood has a small chip out of the stock where it meets the frame. Sound and solid and may have been slighly cleaned but looks good. Rifle style buttplate. Metal is VG as well with sharp corners. Excellent markings. Blue turned plum/brown color with a nickely color receiver. Fine functioning action.
Antique $ 2,775.
W581 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W581
Cal 40-65. 26" round bbl and full lenth mag tube. Orig sights. VG shootable bore. Wood is sound and solid with a rifle style buttplate. 60-70% orig varnish remaining. Metal has probably been slightly cleaned and is a light gunmetal grey color with sharp markings. Excellent functioning action. Clean orig gun.
Antique $ 2,475.
W609/738 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W609/738
38-56 WCF cal 26" round bbl with full mag, casehardened frame and crescent butt. Bbl and mag have most of a restored blue remaining. Frame has traces of the original case colors that have faded to a smooth silver patina overall, with the right side of the receiver faded to a smooth brown patina. Traces of color remain on hammer and lever also. Re-varnished wood is in good condition. Mechanically fine with a bright shiny bore.
Antique $ 3,150.
W597 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE
Item # W597
33 WCF cal. 24 inch round barrel with half mag. and crescent butt. Original sights. Bright shiny bore. Thinning blue on the barrel. Receiver has silvered out on the bottom where it was carried. The rest is a brown/grey/silver color. Crisp action. Traces of case color on hammer and lever. Wood is solid. Lightly sanded, but still good fitting. Traces of varnish on butt stock. 110 year old Winchester that was used but taken care of. Still has many years of life left in it!
Modern $ 1,875.
W309 COMPLETE WINCHESTER 1886 TAKE DOWN HUNTERS RIG
Item # W309
Here we have an 1886 Winchester rifle complete with a full box of ammo and a scabbard all in one package. 33 WCF cal. Take down frame. 24 inch round barrel with a bright shiny bore. Barrel has most original but thinning blue with scratches. This gun was used, but with the condition of the bore, it was well taken care of. Crisp action. Receiver has original thinning blue on the sides and silvered out on the bottom where it was carried. Traces of case color remain on hammer and lever. Lyman front and King rear sights. Wood is good fitting and solid with no cracks. Just the usual handling and carry marks on a hunters gun made in 1906. The scabbard is marked "Wyeth/ Hdw & Mfg. Co./ St. Joseph, Mo." in a cartouche and "954 24". The Wyeth Hardware Co. of St Joseph, Missouri was established in the 1800s and makers of wagon wheels and leather goods such as harness, saddles, and holsters. Also an old full box of Remington 33 Winchester cartridges is included. This is an honest old Winchester that has been used for over 100 years and will keep going for 100 more.
Modern $ 2,650.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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 sale pending.
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.