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LATE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 160460. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, 1873-style barleycorn front sight and “1873” marked carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in left side. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and color case hardened steel carbine buttplate with trap containing two pieces of an orig 3-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. By the time this carbine was produced in 1883, the Model 1873 had established itself as the gun that was helping win the West with its centerfire cartridges making the 1866 nearly obsolete. With sales of the 1866 waning, Winchester turned to the South American market where the newer center fire arms had not become popular. Those Model ’66 carbines that went south are rarely found in orig. configuration and finding one of these late carbines in high orig condition is a great rarity. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with a couple of small wear spots on the bbl and some scattered fine surface pitting on the magazine tube; bbl bands retain strong bright orig blue; receiver & sideplates are crisp with sharp edges and overall retain a smooth, even, medium mustard patina; hammer retains about all of its orig case colors, turned a little dark; lever retains bright case colors on sides, turning silver on outer faces; buttplate retains about 75-80% orig case colors, moderately faded. Wood is sound with numerous fine nicks & scratches, a small gouge on the comb and a small bruise on the side and overall retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, bolt face retains most of its orig blue. 4-44552 JR65 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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