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M1886 .40-82 - WOW did this one go for way more than I predicted
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Yes, it earlier production … but no special order features, not a desirable chambering and it’s a brown/gray gun.  I don’t dislike the rifle (and I like the .40-82 cartridge better than many do) but I just can’t see paying anything close to this given how far it is from having, “condition, condition, condition.”  

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/1039030723

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  I agree Steve. Unless it has some history we don’t know about it went for double the money. T/R

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Wow! I’ve bought guns like that for 2500 , it’s a decent gun, just not that much! When two guys want the same thing and have a pocketful of money, anything can happen! I wish I was the guy selling. 

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As soon as I saw this post title I knew exactly what gun it was. I bid 2250 on it and came back later in disbelief…..GB at it again!

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After $2777, ALL of the bids were by only two bidders, who in their testosterone induced “urination competition” were not going to let the other guy win.  That ratcheted up the price to at least $5,000 more than that rifle was worth, in my estimation.  

Where were those two bidders when I sold my 1886 in 40-82 a few years back?  The one I sold had a factory set trigger and a really nice bore, and went for A LOT LESS than the rifle that just sold.  I could have used that extra cash!

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I messaged with Austin recently (He’s on here somewhere) and he said he has a lot of consignments and can’t take any more. I can see why! He’s clearly amassed a good following on GB. I watch his stuff pretty regularly. 

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Ian; Makes this one look “cheap” at $12,000.00 Eh? Wink20240130_104218-2.jpgImage Enlarger20240130_104236-1.jpgImage Enlarger20240130_104826-1.jpgImage Enlarger20240130_104920-1.jpgImage Enlarger20240130_105144-1.jpgImage Enlarger

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Ian; Makes this one look “cheap” at $12,000.00 Eh? Wink20240130_104218-2.jpgImage Enlarger20240130_104236-1.jpgImage Enlarger20240130_104826-1.jpgImage Enlarger20240130_104920-1.jpgImage Enlarger20240130_105144-1.jpgImage Enlarger

  

Yes, it does!  Can’t argue that one at all!

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Henry Mero said
Ian; Makes this one look “cheap” at $12,000.00 Eh? Wink20240130_104218-2.jpgImage Enlarger20240130_104236-1.jpgImage Enlarger20240130_104826-1.jpgImage Enlarger20240130_104920-1.jpgImage Enlarger20240130_105144-1.jpgImage Enlarger

  

Laugh Well played!

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I suspect money laundering to say the least!

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Jeremy P said
I messaged with Austin recently (He’s on here somewhere) and he said he has a lot of consignments and can’t take any more. I can see why! He’s clearly amassed a good following on GB. I watch his stuff pretty regularly. 

  

I’ve watched enough of his auctions to know that Austin has a level of marketing savvy that borders on magical. His excellent pictures show things I’d miss during a hands-on inspection and his bidders trust him. That’s the only explanation I can offer for the premium prices his offerings bring. Austin used to lurk and occasionally post here but I suspect he’s too busy to spend much time here now. From his posts I could tell he is a collector and loves Winchesters as much as any of us. 

 

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Here’s an 86 about same condition, same cal. that just ended on proxibid for $2300+ 25% =2875, 1/3 of gun on GB Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle | Proxibid

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Since I bid on that gun at 2250 and didn’t get it, I went to my local Cabela’s in Fort Worth today and got s/n 37551 in almost the same condition as Austin’s for $2250 ($2499 plus 10% off). I”m taking it apart for cleaning (It was really dry and gummy) and there’s some nice case colors still on the inside on the trigger, etc. Bore is cleaning up nicely too….$8k+ was nuts! 

There’s a second one at Cabela’s for the same money…I should’ve bought it and put it on GB! Cool

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Since I bid on that gun at 2250 and didn’t get it, I went to my local Cabela’s in Fort Worth today and got s/n 37551 in almost the same condition as Austin’s for $2250 ($2499 plus 10% off). I”m taking it apart for cleaning (It was really dry and gummy) and there’s some nice case colors still on the inside on the trigger, etc. Bore is cleaning up nicely too….$8k+ was nuts! 

There’s a second one at Cabela’s for the same money…I should’ve bought it and put it on GB! Cool

  

Jeremy-

I see you’ve discovered the Orphanage. I troll through there now and then and occasionally land a nice one. More than a few have issues, others are hidden treasures. Well done, what is the chambering of your prize? Pics or it didn’t happen! Wink

 

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I see you’ve discovered the Orphanage. I troll through there now and then and occasionally land a nice one. More than a few have issues, others are hidden treasures. Well done, what is the chambering of your prize? Pics or it didn’t happen! Wink

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HAHA the orphanage!!! Laugh It’s a .40-82 like in the OP’s post. Here’s the only pic I’ve taken so far during disassembly showing some of that color. (I”m waiting on a right angle flat head before I go further) Seems to be all there and only one buggered screw I will fix. A little oil and she slicked right up.

 

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  I think the auction prices have gone up but not all sellers have. These prices are climbing, enjoy the bargains, pass on the two fools bidding. T/R

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 Pics or it didn’t happen! Wink

Mike

  Here you go, Mike…I didn’t want to create a new thread…

1886 pics

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Jeremy P said

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Jeremy-

 

 Pics or it didn’t happen! Wink

Mike

  Here you go, Mike…I didn’t want to create a new thread…

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I think you did very well for $2,250.  How’s the bore?

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Jeremy,

You did real good! A lot better then the guy on GB! Congrats

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deerhunter said

Jeremy P said

TXGunNut said

Jeremy-

 

 Pics or it didn’t happen! Wink

Mike

  Here you go, Mike…I didn’t want to create a new thread…

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I think you did very well for $2,250.  How’s the bore?

  

Thanks! Yes, much better than GB on this one! The bore just looked dirty to me in the store but it scrubbed up and cleaned out nicely…it had clearly sat for a long time as it had just gotten dry and gummy. A little oil to the mechanisms and they slicked right up nicely. I think the bore is what everyone would call “frosty” but it has a little shine to it now and definitely defined rifling…all in all, a good buy I think. 

Cabela’s FW has a second one that’s 2500 that’s almost exactly the same and a couple .33 WCFs as well… https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/101552496 

Looks a little more red but they used some bright lighting for those photos, I think it could clean up nicely too.

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