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.
W1666 CUSTOM WINCHESTER 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE
Item # W1666
Appears to be unfired since entire gun was reconditioned leaving virtually ALL the restored finish. The receiver has 2 filled holes on the left side with highly polished side panels and the remainder matted. The replacement barrel has a mint bore and is marked “Cal.45-70 GOVT.” on the left and “REBUILT 1977 EWL” on the right. Ramped front sight with no rear sight seat, and a tang mount peep sight, Full length mag. tube, Sling eye on the carbine band, Fresh straight grain walnut forearm, fancy grain stock and a carbine butt.
Antique $ 2,375.
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.
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 .
W204 WINCHESTER 1886 OCTAGON BARREL
Item # W204
Cal 40-82, oct bbl, full length mag tube and crescent buttplate. 4 digit serial number and was built in 1887. A pretty good looking rifle with an pleasing aged patina. The bbl and mag tube are a blue/brown color. Bore is fair to good cond. Fairly decent rifling. Some scattered light pitting and roughness but somewhat shiny. Nice smooth receiver metal which of course was case colored and has turned a nickel/grey color. Wood matches the cond of the rifle being good. One light chip out of the bottom corner. A couple small chips missing in the corners. Some gouges up in the comb area. Some scratches and dings but overall nice solid good wood. This rifle is old and looks it but has aged gracefully.
Antique $ 2,675.
W139 VERY RARE HEAVY BBL WINCHESTER 1886
Item # W139
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.
W1658 WINCHESTER 1886 LIGHT WEIGHT 45-70
Item # W1658
Early 1900's gun with nice smooth metal on the gun. Receiver has silvered out. Bbl still has quite a bit of blue. It has the short mag tube, Marbles sights, a VG+ bore and shotgun buttplate. Wood is in overall VG cond. It possibly had a coat of oil added years ago. A little shrinkage on the forearm up to the frame. No cracks or losses. An 86 in a desirable caliber.
Modern $ 3,150.
W184 EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER M-1886 LINE THROWING GUN
Item # W184
45-70 smooth bore with correct 14-1/2" bbl. By the condition of this gun I doubt this 86 ever threw a line, the condition is that good! Nearly all the blue remains. It does have some flaking to the receiver which is common in this serial range which 154k. Still nice case colors on the lever. Bbl has all blue remaining. Excellent bright shiny bore. Comes with a Factory Winchester Letter stating that it was a "lifeline smooth bore with 14-1/2" bbl". Also this gun has been removed from the NFA and is classified as a Curio & Relic. These do not come up for sale very often. A good investment opportunity.
Modern $ 9,500.
W03 DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHT WEIGHT
Item # W03
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.
W11 WINCHESTER 1886 LIGHT WEIGHT TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # W11
In desirable 45-70 cal. This is the later version of the 86 which is a Lt Wt TD with 22" bbl. Bbl has 90%+ blue. Receiver has 90% on the left and a little less blue on the right. The carry point at the bottom has greyed out like these do. Wood is in VG cond. Lyman long post front sight and a bbl blank in the rear dove tail.
Modern $ 3,995 .
W614 THE FINEST WINCHESTER 1886 BLUED FRAME SADDLE RING CARBINE IN 50-110 EXPRESS’ IN THE COUNTRY
Item # W614-25-150
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 -25-107
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 # W1485-25-122
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 # 7035-25-114
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.
W1272 WINCHESTER 1886 45-90
Item # W1272-25-132
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 .
W1268 WINCHESTER 1886 OCTAGON BARREL
Item # W1268-25-116
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 # W1125-25-115
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 # W606-25-131
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 # W1069-25-106
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.
8566 EXCEPTIONAL 1886 OCTAGON BARRELED RIFLE IN CALIBER 45-90
Item # 8566-25-124
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.
Modern $ 14,500.
W1124 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 PISTOL GRIP DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W1124-25-112
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 # W1123-25-118
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 # W1126-25-117
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 -25-129
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.
W978 WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE IN SCARCE CALIBER 50 EXPRESS
Item # W978-25-130
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 # W855-25-108
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.
WINCHESTER 86 SADDLE RING CARBINE
Item # W372-25-110
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 sale pending.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE IN .40-65
Item # 7033-25-127
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.
VERY INTERESTING WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SHORT RIFLE IN 45-70
Item # 8706-25-125
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 # 8290-25-120
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.