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$4,887.50

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 32647. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard musket with 27″ rd bbl, full magazine & square base front sight/bayonet lug with 900 yd Henry style ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with 3/4″ length forearm and straight stock with brass carbine/musket buttplate with trap. Rifle has 3 bands with a sling wire on the middle band. Bottom of the stock has a corresponding factory sling swivel. Winchester had hoped to get large military contracts for the ’66 musket & although the government did buy a few the large contracts never materialized. Muskets remained in production right through the end of this model with most being sold for Guard & Security forces. Turkey did buy a few of them to arm their military but never followed through with a large contract. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, magazine tube & steel parts retain a dark, even plummy brown patina with traces of orig blue in sheltered areas. Receiver & buttplate retain good edges with a few light nicks & scratches and a series of small dings on the front side flats. Receiver & buttplate at one time were polished & are now beginning to acquire a light patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & dings and retains about all of a recent refinish. Mechanics are fine. Strong, sharp bore with moderate pitting. 4-47642 JR141 (3,000-4,000)


Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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