Friday, 21 Sep 2018

The finest known Winchester Model 1886 lives up to the hype (VIDEO)

The finest known Winchester Model 1886 lives up to the hype (VIDEO)


A Winchester 1886 rifle, blurring the line between firearm and art, fetched more than a million dollars at last week’s auction hosted by Illinois-based Rock Island Auction Company. The cool $1,178,750 price tag was the highest at the auction and third highest in the company’s history.

“Besides being a beautiful gun, this is everything you’re looking for in a Winchester 1886. It’s a .50 Express, takedown, with an octagonal barrel,” said Joel Kolander, Interactive Production Manager for RIA.

The rare Winchester rifle was a product of master engraver John Ulrich, from the talented Ulrich family that also bred two other master engravers: Herman and Conrad Ulrich.

The rifle was in near mint condition with gold and platinum inlays in the takedown collar and barrel breech along with a walnut piano finish on the stock. Until auction, it had been kept in the Mac McCroskie Collection.

The post The finest known Winchester Model 1886 lives up to the hype (VIDEO) appeared first on Guns.com.

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