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WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 157207. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight that has had an ivory bead added and 2 position flip rear sight. Bbl is marked with Winchester & King’s patent 2-line address. Left side receiver has a staple and ring. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & brass carbine buttplate with trap. Left side of the lower tang, under the wood is marked with the assembly number “2152” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Inside toe of buttplate is marked with the assembly number “1341”. This carbine was produced in 1882, long after the advent of center fire repeating rifles by both Winchester and Marlin and the cartridge it was chambered for was, by that time obsolete. A majority of these later ’66 rifles and carbines were sold on the South American market and saw hard and continuous service in the jungles with little or no maintenance and are almost never found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong orig factory blue with some minor, light surface etching and light thinning over the forearm area. Bbl bands retain strong blue, turning plum on the right side of the forearm band. Magazine cap has a large ding. Receiver & side plates have possibly been draw filed and cleaned and have now regained a medium mustard patina. Side plates fit well with a couple of edge dings on the left side. Lever & hammer retain dark case colors on the sides, faded to silver on the faces. Wood is sound with a scratch and a couple of dings on the buttstock and overall retains about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-48404 JR200 (6,000-9,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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