Avatar
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
Does this 1886 look refinished/restored?
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Avatar
Troutdale, OR
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2045
Member Since:
June 26, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
Avatar
Member
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 65
Member Since:
December 28, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
July 16, 2014 - 1:42 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I am not close to being and expert. two things strike me about this rifle one they didn’t show the serial number and two it just looks to good. I think old refinish but like I said I am not close to being an expert just my feelings

Avatar
Guest
Guest
WACA Guest
3
July 16, 2014 - 2:34 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

The screws look somewhat battered compared to the condition of the rest of the rifle. The wood fit up looks off for a XX fancy deluxe.
Gene

Avatar
South Texas
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 1045
Member Since:
March 20, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
July 16, 2014 - 4:43 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

My first impression is that the rifle has been refinished. The color case hardening on the receiver, lever, and forearm cap arent the right combination of colors, too much browns/black/blue colors, lack of yellows, greens and reds. the wood is nice but the checking on the stocks looks a little too fresh, the finish on the stocks is too lite, most of these have a deep lacquer or oil finish. You can see the finish used in the photo with the forearm cap, the open grain and indentations next to the forearm cap are varnished over. Also too, if you look at the photo with the front sight, you can see there is a dent in the corner of the flats that is 100% blue–most dents like this will show some sort of bare metal where the blued finish has been taken off.

DSC_0245-Copy-3.JPG

1892takedown @sbcglobal.net ......NRA Endowment Life Member.....WACA Member

"God is great.....beer is good.....and people are crazy"... Billy Currington

Avatar
Member
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 1118
Member Since:
May 24, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
July 16, 2014 - 5:44 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

My first impression is that it is an old refinish as well.

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 11096
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
6
July 16, 2014 - 7:29 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I too believe that it has been refinished, but it was a fairly decent attempt.

Bert

WACA Historian & Board of Director Member #6571L
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Avatar
Wisconsin
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4364
Member Since:
May 2, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
July 16, 2014 - 9:08 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Most of you have caught the signs. Case colors too dark, wood finish has open grain, dent in flat of barrel is blued and wood fit is poor for the condition of the gun.

Bob

WACA Life Member---
NRA Life Member----
Cody Firearms member since 1991
Researching the Winchester 1873's

73_86cutaway.jpg

Email: [email protected]

Avatar
Troutdale, OR
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2045
Member Since:
June 26, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
July 17, 2014 - 7:18 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Thanks guys. I appreciate the education. Like most collectors, I prefer original finish guns and will pass on a restoration. Some of these restorations are getting harder to identify and the more I can learn the better off I will be. The price of this rifle was on the extreme low end if it were original, so the old saying "if it’s too good to be true…" seems right on.

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6637
TXGunNut: 5269
Chuck: 4733
steve004: 4401
1873man: 4364
Big Larry: 2380
twobit: 2326
mrcvs: 1803
TR: 1739
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 13036
Posts: 114005

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1820
Members: 9005
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3
Navigation