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EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH NIMSCHKE STYLE ENGRAVING. SN 16407. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine early rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and 900 yd Henry style ladder rear sight. Bbl is marked with Henry’s & King’s Patents. Mounted with replacement uncheckered American walnut buttstock with straight grip & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Forearm appears to be original. SN is found on the left side of the lower tang in rather small, possibly spurious numbers. Matching SN is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Buttstock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Receiver is spuriously engraved in very fine L.D. Nimschke patterns with a Mexican eagle on the left side and an open panel on the right side all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Bottom of the carrier is engraved in Nimschke’s distinctive flower blossom and has his distinctive patterns around the timing screw with spurious initials “LDN” on a figure 8 ribbon. Receiver is of a later style than the SN would indicate having only one top tang screw instead of two that Models ’66 in this serial range would have been produced with. It also has tang sight screws not normally found on Model ’66 in this serial range. All together a very beautiful after market engraved ’66 rifle. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 60-70% blue turning plum. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate retain thin silver plating with lightly worn edges. Lever & hammer are a dark patina. Buttstock is sound with a few nicks & scratches and a couple of bruises and retains most of its custom finish. Forearm has a few scattered nicks & scratches and retains a hand worn patina. Forend cap screw is missing. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine & scattered light pitting. 4-47603 JR116 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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