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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 128275. 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, straight grain, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock and brass buttplate with trap. 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 repeating cartridge 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, all matching, all orig. Bbl retains 90-92% strong orig blue with some light scratches & thinning over the top. Magazine tube retains most of its orig blue a little dull and turning plum on the outer radius. Front band retains 60-70% glossy, orig blue and the forearm band 75-80%. Receiver is crisp with clean, sharp edges and a couple of minor scratches and overall retains a dark mustard patina. Lever and hammer retain dark case colors, turning a little mottled silver on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. While this carbine shows a little more handling then another being sold in this auction, it is still one of the finer ’66 saddle ring carbines to come to market in many years, suitable for even the most advanced collector. 4-48405 JR199 (12,500-22,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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