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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 128296. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard grade carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight & 2 position flip rear sight. Left side of receiver has a staple and ring. Bbl marking is Winchester & Kings patent in 2 lines. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock and brass buttplate with trap, containing an orig 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate are marked with the last 4 digits of matching SN. This carbine was produced in 1876 at the height of the great westward expansion when any cartridge repeating firearm was in great demand especially carbines for use on horseback. They usually saw hard and continuous service on the frontier, generally under extreme harsh conditions and are rarely found today with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig and matching. BBl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig bright blue with some minor surface freckling and one small area of staining around the bbl address. Front band/sight retains about 60% orig blue and the forearm band about 70%. Receiver and side plates are crisp and sharp with fine edges and retain a dark mustard patina. Hammer retains about all of its orig case colors and the lever bright case colors on the sides and in sheltered areas, fading on the outer faces. Loading gate retains most of its bright fire blue. Wood is sound with a few light nicks, scratches & dings and overall retains about all of its fine factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant, shiny bore, may be unfired. Cleaning rod is equally new. This is one of the better ’66 carbines to come to market in many years. 4-48406 JR198 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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