Scarce Winchester Model 1886 Rifle in .33 Winchester

A very nice condition antique Winchester Model 1886 rifle chambered in .33 Winchester! This rifle serial # is 5334X, which places its date of manufacture in 1891.  But it is chambered in .33 Winchester, which was not introduced by Winchester until 1902.  So, obviously, this rifle went back to the factory for re-barreliing.  The barrel has Winchester rollmarks and a “P” cartouche. The muzzle face is in the white, which is correct for a factory barrel. The stock and forend appear to be factory replacements, with a shotgun-style butt and Winchester logo hard plastic buttplate.  The rich dark walnut stock and forend match well, and are in excellent condition. Has a 22-inch round barrel with full-length magazine. The 98% coverage bluing is excellent, so this rifle was very likely reblued at some point in its life. Has a very nice bore.  Since this is an altered gun, it lacks the collectibility of an original gun. But it is very uncommon to find a M1886 in an antique serial number range that is barreled in the desirable, hard-hitting .33 WCF cartridge. (PPKM-202)

Caliber

Make

Model

M1886

Production Date

1891

$145.00 (PRE-1965)

In stock

$145 in Pre-’65 Silver Coin —or— With Multiplier $3,045.00 in FRNs (via Check or USPS PMO)