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1886 Winchester Deluxe
December 29, 2019
4:45 pm
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Hello fellow Winchester enthusiasts;

 I am hoping  someone could tell me what makes an 1886 a "deluxe" model ? is it simply a high class pistol grip checkered stock or is there more to it than that , such as the case color hardening and set trigger.

 Thank you for your response,

 Ray Stark

December 29, 2019
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Hello Ray,

The Model 1886 was catalogued as follows;

1. Sporting Rifle (Solid frame & Take Down). The Sporting Rifle was standard with a 26-inch octagon barrel, Full magazine, plain trigger, and a straight grip plain Walnut stock w/steel crescent butt plate.

2. Fancy Sporting Rifle "deluxe" (Solid frame & Take Down) was standard with a 26-inch octagon barrel, Full magazine, plain trigger, and a fancy Walnut checkered pistol grip stock w/steel crescent butt plate.

3. Carbine (Saddle Ring, Solid frame)

4. Extra Light Weight (ELW) Rifle (Solid frame & Take Down), 45-70, 22-inch round barrel, Full or Half magazine, plain trigger, Shotgun butt w/black hard rubber butt plate, and a plain Walnut straight grip stock. The ELW could be ordered with a Fancy checked pistol grip stock & forearm.

Color Case finish was standard for the Solid frame Sporting Rifles, Fancy Sporting Rifles, and Carbines until August 1901, then Blued thereafter. Take Down variations were Blued only, as were all ELWs. The Sporting Rifle, Fancy Sporting Rifle, and Carbine could be ordered with a Half magazine at no extra cost (optional order).

Set triggers were always a "special order" feature, regardless of specific variation.

Bert

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December 29, 2019
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I have an ELW with 2X checkered wood. Plan to sell it someday, but not just yet.

Shoot low boys. They're riding Shetland Ponies.

December 30, 2019
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Thanks Bert, 

Your information was exactly what I was looking for.

 Ray Stark

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