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…nor is it checkered. The only ware on the gun is the two high points on the butt plate. Why would someone go to the expense of a restoration of an 1886 with No special features? DOM is 1893 and it is a cal. 50X nothing special.

Bob, Chuck and Tim thanks for your input.

Cheers

Kirk

  

…"In my book" a M1886 carbine in .50 Express fits easily into the, "something special" category.  

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September 24, 2022 7:18 pm
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…nor is it checkered. The only ware on the gun is the two high points on the butt plate. Why would someone go to the expense of a restoration of an 1886 with No special features? DOM is 1893 and it is a cal. 50X nothing special.

Bob, Chuck and Tim thanks for your input.

Cheers

Kirk

  

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September 23, 2022 6:16 pm
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…Fitzgerald said

 Why would someone go to the expense of a restoration of an 1886 with No special features?

Kirk

  

The plain wood is a very good sign, but don't believe it's safe to assume restorations are confined to guns

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September 22, 2022 11:49 pm
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…nor is it checkered. The only ware on the gun is the two high points on the butt plate. Why would someone go to the expense of a restoration of an 1886 with No special features? DOM is 1893 and it is a cal. 50X nothing special.

Bob, Chuck and Tim thanks for your input.

Cheers

Kirk

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September 22, 2022 10:57 pm
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…Fitzgerald said

 What would an 1886 Carbine, plain Jane, restored all the way be reasonably be priced at?

  

I know nothing about such high-dollar guns, but if Turnbull did the

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September 21, 2022 10:38 pm
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…- Thanks I will give it a try as you say nothing to lose. To a point you raised: What would an 1886 Carbine, plain Jane, restored all the way be reasonably be priced at?

Cheers

Kirk

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September 21, 2022 9:10 pm
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I am looking at a Model 1886 Carbine to buy. It would be in "Like New Condition". So, I am not sure if it real or is it Memorex? That condition in an antique Winchester is

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September 21, 2022 7:01 pm
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…buying.

Probably not many dealers back then selling "Loose" cartridges. Probably not many gun owners back then that owned both a Winchester Model 1886 and a Colt Lighting Magazine Rifle in 45-85.

Sincerely,

Maverick

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September 20, 2022 10:08 pm
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…this post (more gamefish in the pond). A&S auction, Waco has an upcoming auction on October 29&30th. Their website mentions 1866,1876,1886, 1892 and 1894’s. A Winchester collection from Mike Elias is also mentioned. I’ve attended their events off and on for forty years and never had a

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Tom Carlile
September 20, 2022 7:33 pm
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…WCF case is not the same case that the Bullard .40-70 uses.  As I stated above, the Bullard takes the .40-65 case (.45-70 length) and the M1886 Winchester in .40-70 uses a .45-90 length case. 

There's an amazing number of cartridges that are covered by approximate three case lengths.

The Winchester M1876 series (all of these were available in the Whitney-Kennedy):

.40-60, .45-60, .45-75 and .50-95

The Winchester M1886 series (all of the below are chambered in the Marlin M1895 except the .38-70 and the .50's):

shorter (.45-70 length):  .38-56, .40…

…two different case length cartridges.  From the M1876 Winchester offering, the Lightning Express rifle came in .45-60 and .50-95.  From the M1886 series, the Lightning Express rifle came in .38-56, .40-60 Colt (really .40-65 Winchester) and .45-85 (.45-70 case)

 

Quite the…

…and familiarity.  There's very few of the cartridges mentioned above that I haven't owned a least one rifle in.  I've never owned a Winchester M1886 in .40-70 but I did have two Marlin M1895's in .40-70 (which is a whole lot rarer find than this chambering in a Winchester '86).  

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September 20, 2022 6:08 pm
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…ll add this. This 1886 was a 40-82 in 1889, it was a single shot Muzzleloader breech seat in 38-50 Ballard, drilled out of a Winchester 25-20 SS barrel-.380 bore by…

…William Rice Ohio.  Along the way I rust blued the receiver.  A friend sold me an octagon barrel carbine 1886 barrel with a Winchester proof on the bottom.  in 45-90-it was still in the white from New Haven   threaded, chambered 45-90 case, all the…

…of each rifle designation in case someone ordered.? or was ordered special and cancelled???   it's 15/16th straight octagon. 22 inch barrel.1886 barrel, shoots ok still a BP receiver.  Has the oval proof no other markings except my caliber mark.

 

   

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September 20, 2022 1:22 am
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… and I get email notifications when something like this pops up.  I entered it in the survey less than 2-days ago.

The pictures below are two M1886 rifles with Stainless Steel barrels in 33 WCF;

Bert

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September 3, 2022 8:58 pm
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…and noticed an 86 with a stainless barrel. Legit? If so how many of these were made? 

  

That is the (1) of (8) late production Model 1886 rifles that has been surveyed with a Stainless Steel barrel, and Yes, it is legit. 

While Stainless Steel barrels are not common, they are not…

…exactly rare either.  The term "uncommon" is a more accurate analogy.  Thus far, all (8) the Model 1886 rifles that have been identified are in the 155768 - 158656 serial number range.

Bert

  

Bert - did you already have this rifle in your

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September 3, 2022 8:51 pm
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…and noticed an 86 with a stainless barrel. Legit? If so how many of these were made? 

  

That is the (1) of (8) late production Model 1886 rifles that has been surveyed with a Stainless Steel barrel, and Yes, it is legit. 

While Stainless Steel barrels are not common, they are not…

…exactly rare either.  The term "uncommon" is a more accurate analogy.  Thus far, all (8) the Model 1886 rifles that have been identified are in the 155768 - 158656 serial number range.

Bert

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September 3, 2022 8:09 pm
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…--do you have John Madls book on the 1886? I can send you one for 30.00. Will bring them to Tulsa in November for sale.

 

BILL STRATTON

PO BOX 2539,

TAOS NM 87571-2539

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September 1, 2022 11:12 pm
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…everyone, 

I have a few books on the 1885 and 94 Model, as well as 76 (Houze)...

I wonder if there is a book on the 1886 available, too? I would love to read about not only tech data but even more on history, use, public reception and sale numbers as well as issues in

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September 1, 2022 9:36 pm
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…7lbs, which seems excessive and matches my impression on the range that I was having to work pretty hard to fire it. Is that a normal pull for an 1886?

  

No, but there's nothing you can do to improve it yourself, without removing the buttstock, which may not be an easy job if the wood has

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August 19, 2022 1:38 pm
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…7lbs, which seems excessive and matches my impression on the range that I was having to work pretty hard to fire it. Is that a normal pull for an 1886?

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August 19, 2022 4:07 am
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…want to shoot a pig with my 1886 (1894 built) 45-70. Not a common thing for me, but I've been invited by a friend to hunt and I think it would be fun to rock up with the antique

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August 16, 2022 12:21 am
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…450 Fuller said

My current and only 1885 HW SS made in 1887 is chambered in 45-60 WCF.

At one time in my basement gun cave sat an 1886 chambered in 50 EX along with a 1885 in 50-100-450.

If we could only  retain now what we let go THEN.

  

I feel your pain.  But it is

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August 11, 2022 6:26 pm
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…current and only 1885 HW SS made in 1887 is chambered in 45-60 WCF.

At one time in my basement gun cave sat an 1886 chambered in 50 EX along with a 1885 in 50-100-450.

If we could only  retain now what we let go THEN.

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August 11, 2022 5:21 pm
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…said

While we're on the topic of M1886 .50 caliber smoothbores, the records show one .50-100-450 was made as a smoothbore.  What possible difference could there be between a .50-100

…of smoothbores, we know that Winchester made very limited numbers in various Winchester models.  Over the years, I've seen examples in the M1873, 1886, 1892, 1894.  Off the top of my head, I can't remember one in a M1876 (although vaguely I think I do) and I'm thinking I haven't seen one in Model

…ideas Steve. I just have had to think why would some one want or need a smooth bore rifle. I would love that 50cal on RIA but only because its a 1886.And I find it interesting that of the three 1886 smooth bores I have seen or heard about, yours being the third one , they were all take downs.

….  The smoothbores are interesting among collectors.  They are very rare, but a lot of collectors are not interested in them.  I had one once.  A M1886 .45-70 ELW, pistol grip, take-down, checkered (not deluxe wood) with a Lyman No. 21 (or No. 38 - I can't remember for sure) with no rear

…we're on the topic of M1886 .50 caliber smoothbores, the records show one .50-100-450 was made as a smoothbore.  What possible difference could there be between a .50-100

…Larry said

This is my one and only. Cannot afford M1886's. I traded two very nice rifles for this 40-65. It is an antique and has lots of case and blue. Bore pretty good too. My FIL carried one in 40

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August 5, 2022 5:08 pm
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…is my one and only. Cannot afford M1886's. I traded two very nice rifles for this 40-65. It is an antique and has lots of case and blue. Bore pretty good too. My FIL carried one in 40

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August 5, 2022 3:09 pm
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…long ago and it is extremely high on the list of those I wish I had never let go. My fascination with .50 caliber rifles extend beyond the Model 1886 Winchester.  Colt Express rifles and Whitney-Kennedy rifles in .50-95 and Bullard rifles in both .50-95 and .50-115 have also been an area of…

…something trips that trigger, I'm off to the races.  Let me settle my thoughts back down and go back and try to clarify some of my remarks about the 1886 .50's that were confusing

…said

 

steve004 said

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/86/19/smoothbore-winchester-model-1886-rifle-in-50-expres

Also, has an interesting, "letter of authenticity".  However, I don't take exception to anything he states.

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