Wonder why the seller says 45-70 is extremely scarce in an 1886? Out of 156,599 Model 1886 Winchester’s, available records show the most common chambering was the 45-70, 34,859 built. Records for about 15,000 guns are missing. Not many carbines built, with 6,223 showing up in the records. Not many 22” barrels or pistol grip stocks or checkered stocks. I imagine the combination of all 3 would be pretty rare though.
Never seen a gun with that little wear or even fading anywhere near that old. Amazing if it’s authentic. Just amazing.
Production numbers taken from Arthur Pirkle’s book “The Models of 1886 and 1892”. Its a good book for info.