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March 28, 2022 - 3:22 pm
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1886 Winchester 45-70 round barrel very good condition bluing is not good but very nice stock.  With buck horn sights.

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Not nearly enough information to answer your question. Start by providing clear detailed pictures of your Model 1886.

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21st Century too!!!

Winchester matching the incomplete description made in about 2012.  In 45/70, “Extra Lightweight Rifle” config.  Miroku, Japan manufacture.  Believe a whole series of these rifles, w/differing styling details. All incorporating sliding tang safety; mfg perhaps ‘to date’!  At least the Miroku Browning ’86 series, nineteen eighties & nineties era, faithful to the original design! 

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iskra said   At least the Miroku Browning ’86 series, nineteen eighties & nineties era, faithful to the original design! 

Wish I’d bought one then!  But I was too much of a Winchester snob, & now prices have escalated, just as with Miroku’s 52 Sporting models produced about the same time.

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I purchased a Winchester Model 1873 44 40 with a manufacture date of 1884. It is nickle or silver and I believe it was a special order. It is in very good condition and I would like to get an appraisal as I think the previous owner(s) didn’t know they had a 138 year old piece of history. I am a new member and not sure if I am using the forum correctly–but thought I would try. 20220330_171734.jpgImage Enlarger20220330_171854.jpgImage Enlarger20220330_172120.jpgImage Enlarger20220330_171800.jpgImage Enlarger20220330_171743.jpgImage Enlarger20220330_171919.jpgImage Enlarger20220330_171713.jpgImage Enlarger20220330_171724.jpgImage Enlarger

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JIM BIEDERER said
 It is nickle or silver and I believe it was a special order. 

Have to say, looks to me more like it’s been buffed down to bare metal; hope I’m wrong.

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clarence said

JIM BIEDERER said
I purchased a Winchester Model 1873 44 40 with a manufacture date of 1884. It is nickle or silver and I believe it was a special order. 

Have to say, looks to me more like it’s been buffed down to bare metal; hope I’m wrong.  

I’m on the same page as Clarence, it appears to have been stripped down to bare metal and the wood has been refinished. The forearm has been heavily sanded.

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I’m on the same page as Clarence, it appears to have been stripped down to bare metal and the wood has been refinished. The forearm has been heavily sanded.

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Thats what I was afraid of—-so probably not much value and not worth looking for an appraisal? 

 

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JIM BIEDERER said

Thats what I was afraid of—-so probably not much value and not worth looking for an appraisal? 

 

Jim  

I would agree with that statement.

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JIM BIEDERER said

Thats what I was afraid of—-so probably not much value and not worth looking for an appraisal? 

 

Would be of modest value to someone looking for a ’73 to shoot–for ex., a Cowboy Action shooter.  How much, is hard to say.  If you were willing to put, let’s say, a couple of thousand into it for a top-quality restoration, such as the work of Turnbull, you might come out ahead, as there are now folks actively collecting Turnbull restorations.  Worse thing about it now, I think, is the wood, but new stocks would be the least costly part of the restoration. 

Some may say it’s worth more as parts, which may be true, but I’d hate to think it came to that!

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