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RARE 1ST MODEL FLAT SIDE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 14069. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard early carbine with 20″ bbl, full magazine, integral magazine band/front sight and early, thick forearm band. It has Henry’s and King’s Patent bbl markings & a Spencer style carbine ladder rear sight with flat tension spring. Left side of the receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & crescent brass buttplate with trap. Receiver & forearm are the early flat-side style with flat loading gate. SN is found on left side of lower tang under the wood. Matching SN is found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver, top tang & buttplate tang are after-market engraved in deep “L.D. Nimschke” style with a Mexican eagle on the left side plate and an empty panel on the right, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns that have pearled background. Bottom of the carrier is engraved in Nimschke-style hunter’s star and the area around the timing screws and surrounding area are engraved with spurious “LDN” initials in a ribbon. Accompanied by an orig 4-pc brass and steel cleaning rod. This carbine was produced in 1866 while Winchester was still making the Henry rifle and it has attributes of the Henry rifle. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain a dark, plummy brown artificially aged patina. Receiver and buttplate show heavy edge wear and retain a dark mustard patina. Wood is sound with the forearm moderately to heavily stained and several nicks and scratched on the buttstock and overall retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-47605 JR114 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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