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2017 WACA Featured Auction Gun

Deluxe Engraved Model 1886 Rifle
chambered in .45-90 WCF

As part of WACA’s 2017 fund raising efforts, we are offering a unique rifle for auction at the WACA Member Reception held after our Annual Membership Meeting at the Buffalo Bill Center of The West in Cody, Wyoming on July 14, 2017.  Our Canadian members are also invited to participate in an Absentee Bid program that will compete with live bidders.

WACA and Turnbull Manufacturing have teamed-up  to create a new Deluxe Engraved Model 1886 Rifle chambered in .45-90 WCF, with beautifully crafted fancy American walnut stocks, expertly hand checkered in “H” factory pattern at 24 lines per inch by Turnbull’s in-house stock maker.

In addition to Turnbull’s generous participation, master engraver John Pease graciously donated his work to engrave this rifle in Winchester Style 10 factory pattern replicating the way it would have looked in the 1800s—a real talent as the originals have their own look and feel in contrast to much of the contemporary engraving seen today.

The receiver, lever, hammer and forend cap are color case-hardened using the original Winchester bone and charcoal process.  The barrel and magazine tube are rust blued just like the originals were.  The result is a deluxe rifle closely duplicating the look and feel of an original Winchester 1886.  Included is a beautiful gun case donated by Negrini.


 Auction – July 14, 2017 – Cody, WY

 Absentee Bid Form

If you would like to bid on this beautiful Winchester rifle, just fill-out the form below with the
amount of your bid and agree to the Bid Terms; or download, fill-out and mail/fax this form to
Winchester Arms Collectors Association
P.O. Box 10427, Bozeman, MT 59719
or simply telephone your bid to WACA at (406) 285 – 3722

New, One-of-a-Kind Winchester Repeating Arms
Deluxe Engraved Model 1886 Rifle .45-90 WCF
Estimate: $8,500 – $17,500
Minimum Absentee Bid $5,500

  • Absentee Bid Terms - By clicking the submit button below, should your bid be the highest acceptable bid at the live auction conducted during the WACA Member Reception on July 14, 2017, at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody Wyoming; you hereby agree to purchase the rifle for the amount indicated, and promptly pay for the rifle upon notification from WACA. After receipt of payment, WACA will ship the rifle to your designated US-based FFL.

1892The Model 1892 was another fine John M. Browning design, closely following the lines of the successful Model 1886, and was intended to replace the Model 1873.

Compact, light weight, handy, and with a smooth action; the ‘92 is a pleasure to shoot. It was offered in rifle, carbine and muskets configurations. The musket configuration is considered rare, with only 574 produced of a total 1,004,675. Manufactured from 1892 through 1941, in solid and take down variations, many special order options were available making this model popular with collectors.

The 1892 was initially offered in the same shorter length pistol cartridges as the Model 1873 with the .25 W.C.F. caliber being added in 1895.

Model 1892 Calibers:
.25 W.C.F.
.32 W.C.F.
.38 W.C.F.
.44 W.C.F.

The Model 1892 was briefly offered in Winchester’s .218 Bee caliber from 1936 to 1938, using Model 53 receivers and barrels. Rifles and carbines in this caliber are considered rare.

Original Winchester factory records are available for this model from the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody , Wyoming , from serial number 1 thru 379999.

Videos of Interest:
The Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle
The Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

1886The Model 1886 action’s design is another result of the genius of John M. Browning and is generally recognized as one of the finest actions ever developed.

Nearly 160,000 model 1886s were produced from 1886 until 1935. Offered in rifle, carbine and musket configurations, there were two variations referred to as First and Second Models. Muskets and early carbines had full length forends and are considered rare.

Model 1886 Calibers:
.45-70 Gov’t
.45-90 W.C.F.
.40-82 W.C.F.
.40-65 W.C.F.
.38-56 W.C.F.
.50-110 Express
.38-70 W.C.F.
.40-70 W.C.F.
.50-100-450 Express
.33 W.C.F.

Today’s collectors love the Model 1886 as they were available with many special order features and Winchester factory records are generally complete for this model.

Original Winchester factory records are available for this model from the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, Wyoming, from serial number 1 thru 156999, except 146000 thru 150799.


Videos of Interest:

The Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle
The Winchester Model 1886 Lightweight Takedown Rifle

oliver_winchester_mainThe Winchester Repeating Arms Company was a prominent American maker of repeating firearms, located in New Haven, Connecticut.  The Winchester brand is today used under license by two subsidiaries of the Herstal Group, Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Belgium and the Browning Arms Company of Morgan, Utah.

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