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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 FLAT SIDE SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 14567. 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 and a 2 position flip rear sight graduated 100-300-500 yards. Left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. It is mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass and steel cleaning rod. Receiver and forearm are the early flatside 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 and buttplate tang are after market engraved in deep “L.D. Nimschke” style with a Mexican eagle on the left side plate and nearly full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the right side, all with pearled background. Bottom of carrier is engraved in Nimschke-style flower blossom and has his distinctive foliate patterns between the timing screws. This carbine was produced in 1866 while Winchester was still making the Henry rifle and it has attributes of the Henry rifle. CONDITION: Fine. No orig finish remains with the bbl and magazine tube being a thin, plummy brown patina. Receiver and buttplate show heavy edge wear and retain a medium mustard patina. Wood is sound with light nicks and scratches and retains an even restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Worn, dark bore. 4-47606 JR115 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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