Antique 45-70 and 40-70 2 barrel set check it out…………..Bill
June 12, 2013
Can you send a link Bill?
I can’t find it either Bill
November 19, 2006
The .40-70 is just an extra barrel – not shipped that way from the factory. Huge difference in the value.
I would agree as there is no magazine with the second barrel set. BUT the wood on the fore stock is not a bad match for the main rifle. To me it falls into the really neat category, but no proof. So basically an 86 that letters as a 45-70 with couple special ordered features with a price tag comparable to what the liernet has told them. Wouldn’t give more than half what they are asking. P.S. Nice wax job on the wood.
April 15, 2005
Not Wax–Old West Snake OIL……………..
Great stuff I might add. My friend Larry Shennum and I used to keep a case of it on the table at the Big Reno show. I still use it today when I get the guns out of the safe for an inspection. Works well on the wood and steel.
WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
The sight was designed by Daniel Barringer and is referred to in the museum records as a Barringer sight. The sight was marketed by W.F. Sheard (the sight is marked with his name and the patent date) who was from Tacoma, Washington – he provided a lot of sights for Winchester rifles during the period this Model 86 was made. The sight has previously been discussed here on the Forum.