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Sold! The $1.26 Million Winchester 1886 Rifle


Dutch Wheeler

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Can't believe he's handling 'the worlds most valuable rifle' with his bare hands! It's a beauty, though.

 

Ornery Cuss

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Can't believe he's handling 'the worlds most valuable rifle' with his bare hands! It's a beauty, though.

 

Ornery Cuss

It's just steel and wood. Nothing a proper wipe down won't take care of. I think the guys with white gloves holding an old gun is silly. YMMV
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Wonder if Lawton actually packed it around. IIRC, Geronimo surrendered in '86, and if the rifle is actually the first production piece, it was probably chambered for the Army's .45-70. But the Indian Wars were over for the most part (Wounded Knee excepted, of course). So Lawton might have used it for hunting. I purely love the '86, but that would be a tad expensive for my budget!

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Guessing it's caliber .45-60.

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Guessing it's caliber .45-60.

 

No, it is actually in 45-70

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