Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in 45-90 WCF

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle in 45-90 WCF
This is an example of a Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with round barrel and full length magazine. The barrel and magazine are blued and the receiver and crescent buttplate have a casehardened finish. The forearm cap is nickel-plated. The walnut stock and forearm have an oil finish. The rifle barrel is fitted with a non-factory dovetailed front sight with metal bead and a blank is installed in the rear sight dovetail. The receiver tang is fitted with a folding combination rear sight. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "-MANUFACTURED BY THE- / -WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.- " ahead of the rear sight. The caliber, "45-90 W.C.F." is stamped on the top of the barrel immediately in front of the receiver. The lower receiver tang is stamped with the two-line 1884 and 1885 patent markings behind the trigger and the hand-stamped serial number "4121". The receiver has been re-numbered.
BBL: 26 inch
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 45-90 WCF
Finish: blue/casehardened
Serial Number: 4121

Very good as altered (see above). The rifle retains 40% plus of the original blue finish on the barrel and magazine tube with some thinning on the top and right side. The case colors on the receiver and loading lever have faded to a mottled silver/gray. Most of the blue finish is present on the bolt but the loading gate has aged to a silver patina. The buttplate has a dark gray patina with patches of age discoloration. The stock and forearm are in good overall condition with scattered dents and scratches.