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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 36779. Cal. 44 R.F. Henry. Beautiful ’66 rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, slightly altered half nickel front sight with screw and Henry style ladder rear sight with broken staff. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate are marked with last 4-digits of matching SN. Buttstock and forend cap have factory style sling swivels. Top flat of bbl has Winchester and King’s patent 2-line address. These early 1866’s were the successors to the Model 1860 Henry rifle and have a number of Henry features aside from the address. The Model ’66 was extremely well received by the buying public who was anxious for any repeating cartridge firearm and were virtually all purchased by pioneers migrating to the American west, usually saw extreme hard service and are rarely every found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains strong, bright blue in sheltered areas with the losses flaked, not worn to a thin blue/brown patina. Magazine tube retains most of its strong orig factory blue. Receiver retains sharp edges with a few light nicks & scratches and shows a crisp medium to dark mustard patina. Hammer retains bright case color and the lever strong colors on the sides with the balance faded to silver. Buttplate is a mottled medium to dark patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks, scratches and dings and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-48408 JR196 (10,000-15,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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