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Winchester 1886 on GB
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April 8, 2023 - 5:02 am
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pdog72 said

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Here’s another short rifle with a high price tag

 

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/969222321

  

Glad he is wearing white gloves while handling that museum piece. 

  

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April 8, 2023 - 12:54 pm
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pdog72 said

sb said

Here’s another short rifle with a high price tag

 

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/969222321

  

Glad he is wearing white gloves while handling that museum piece. 

  

At least he is honest about the shortened barrel.  I like that patch in the buttstock less than I like the short barrel.  And I’m not saying I like the shortened barrel.

But price is insane.  I wonder how high it would go if it started at a penny?  I know guys here wouldn’t want it and wouldn’t bid much (most here wouldn’t bid at all), but some of those crazy gunbroker bidders…. very unpredictable.  Not all of them are shills, some are sincerely crazy.

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Aussie Chris said
Has anyone considered the fact that it may have been a 1/2 mag originally too? 

  

I had not considered that either.  Another reason for it to be interesting to call the serial number in.  I no longer have a Cody record search account so it’s not going to be me to do it.

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Here’s an 1886 with a 24 inch round barrel.  Like most 24 inch barrels I have seen, it is round rather than octagon.  However, this one isn’t like most I have seen as it is a lightweight barrel in a large caliber (i.e. other than .45-70).  

https://www.merzantiques.com/product/w3056-extremely-rare-1886-light-weight-rifle-in-scarce-40-82-m/

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Having actually checked the distance of sight and mag hanger of longer than standard barrel, I say barrel was cut and front sight dove tail redone. The standard distances were the same no matter the barrel length. Excluding the LW and ELW models, I checked mine to come up with this opinion. I would love to find a buyer willing to pay that much money as I have a couple “Holy Grails”  I would part with for that amount! 

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