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December 27, 2018 - 1:52 am
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Everyone has a favorite Winchester in there collection. This 1886 deluxe cheek piece stock, half octogon barrel is mine. I’d like to see others.5E3D0389-3B0A-4397-9319-9BD18A006737.jpegImage Enlarger61D6C7A5-EB8E-4BF8-9F7F-B58402A40FBA.jpegImage Enlarger7631CDCB-C0AA-4A4B-8D9C-A4168EC7B4AA.jpegImage EnlargerC2FFF912-F50C-404D-88BD-B726EF20EACD.jpegImage Enlarger

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Nice! If that were in my collection it would be one of my favorites. My problem is I have at least a dozen favorites for at least a dozen different reasons. 

 

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 Great rifle.Can well understand it being your collection favourite.Smile

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You rifle is Amazingly beautiful!   Thanks for posting pictures of it.   What year was it made?  I especially like the multiple sights.

Like Mike, I do not have a favorite piece…but here is a picture of a 115 year old beauty that I really do like:

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Here is my favorite right now.  My first and only 66 in my collection so far……

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That is a beautiful gun.  Like Michael said, I have a few favorites.  Here is one.

 

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Chuck said
That is a beautiful gun.  Like Michael said, I have a few favorites.  Here is one.

 

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Absolutely classic!  Thanks for the picture, Chuck!

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Manuel said
Here is my favorite right now.  My first and only 66 in my collection so far……

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I’ve always wanted a nice one like yours, but waited too long to pick one up!

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jwm94 said

I’ve always wanted a nice one like yours, but waited too long to pick one up!

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It’s never too late especially with the Winchester market being down.

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Chuck said

It’s never too late especially with the Winchester market being down.  

Just like Chuck said, jwm94!  Never too lateCool

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  Chuck’s right,”it’s never to late”, the time is right. Asking price is just that, if you like it make a offer, you may own it. T/R

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Age-wise, I’ve waited too long, and my priorities have changed due to necessity.  I doubt that I’ll buy any more that might be onsidered collectible.

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Chuck said
That is a beautiful gun.  Like Michael said, I have a few favorites.  Here is one.

 

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Unusual and beautiful all rolled into one, very nice. 

Thanks for the eye candy, guys!

 

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as others have said, it is hard to pick a favorite but this 86 would make my short list. It is a case hardened deluxe with matted barrel (only 206 made in all calibers) and hand made stock.

 

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Beautiful guns guys.  Wow, some really rare ones. Thanks for sharing the nice pictures. 

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This original Model 1886 40-82 would probably be my favorite, partially because it was the first purchased for my collection. Circa 1892. (click on photo to expand)

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I guess mod. 94 ser# 601 is my favorite as I,very sold it 3 times and keep buying it back at an increased price. Smart Eh?20190107_120725.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185205.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185117.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185158.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185205-1.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120411.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120422.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120347.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120744.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185117-1.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185149.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120635.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120725-1.jpgImage Enlarger

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This Model 64 in 219 Zipper is in new condition and I am proud to own it. However, this post is not about the Zipper, it is about the man I bought it from over 30 years ago. The man’s name was James O. Aplan – his friends just called him Jim. Jim passed away the day after Christmas at his home in Piedmont, South Dakota at the age of 87. Jim and his wife Peg always had a table at the best gun shows in the country. Jim was an educated man, including a Masters Degree and knew more about the history of the American west, especially South Dakota history, than most college professors. Back in the 60’s, before credit cards, internet and faked/redone guns, Jim had gun shops in a couple of South Dakota locations and many of finest firearms in the county passed thru his hands – not just Winchesters but Colts, Marlins, Remington’s and Sharps. During his long life, Jim was involved in many different endeavors. He was a trained and skilled gunsmith, spent quite a few years in the banking business and throughout most of his life was involved in antiques, especially Indian artifacts and cowboy memorabilia. In Jim’s early days he was a professional rodeo cowboy. Jim was old school, his word was his bond and when he shook hands it meant something. I first met Jim the day I bought the Zipper. I was on a road trip thru South Dakota and saw the big sign along Interstate 90 near Piedmont that said “James O. Aplan, Antiques and Art”. I went inside, got acquainted and started looking at dozens of guns. Then, I found the Zipper and asked what it would take to hold the gun until I got back to Alaska and sent him some money. He said “I know your family, just take the gun and send me a check when you get home”. We shook hands – done deal! On December 26, 2018 we lost a fine American and one hell of a man!

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Henry Mero said
I guess mod. 94 ser# 601 is my favorite as I,very sold it 3 times and keep buying it back at an increased price. Smart Eh?20190107_120725.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185205.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185117.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185158.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185205-1.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120411.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120422.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120347.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185117-1.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185149.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120635.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120725-1.jpgImage Enlarger  

Harry,

I can see why you wanted that beautiful first model back. Nice.

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Henry Mero said
I guess mod. 94 ser# 601 is my favorite as I,very sold it 3 times and keep buying it back at an increased price. Smart Eh?20190107_120725.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185205.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185117.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185158.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185205-1.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120411.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120422.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120347.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120744.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185117-1.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_185149.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120635.jpgImage Enlarger20190107_120725-1.jpgImage Enlarger  

Gents, I believe we have a winner!

 

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