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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 126975. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, integral front band/front sight & 2 position flip rear sight. Forearm band is thick first type & left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & brass buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass & steel cleaning rod. Stock & buttplate have last four digits of matching SN. This carbine was produced in 1876 at the very height of the Great Westward Expansion of Manifest Destiny when any cartridge firearm was in great demand by the pioneers. Model 1866 rifles & carbines were extraordinarily popular & usually saw extensive hard service frequently with little or no maintenance and are rarely found today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including stock & buttplate. Bbl, magazine tube & bbl bands retain strong orig blue with about 1/3 of the middle section of the bbl a plum blue/brown patina. Receiver and buttplate retain sharp edges & a crisp medium to dark mustard patina. Loading gate retains most of its orig fire blue. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors on the sides with traces of case colors on the edges. Bolt & bolt face also retain some factory blue with bright blue on the extractor. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore with a few small spots of pitting. Cleaning rod is extremely fine. 4-49591 JR148 (20,000-30,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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