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Revised: 9/30/2012 

Additional Information: We do not guarantee this was engraved by the Ulrichs.

BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 156251. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Beautiful 4th Model ’66 with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Marbles #2 ivory bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate with trap. Forend cap is also of steel. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by one of the Ulrichs with full coverage on sides, consisting of incredible intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with very fine stippled background and fine chip & zig zag borders. Left sideplate is engraved with the large rnd vignette of a Mexican eagle with a fine crosshatch pattern at the front edge of the raised area. Right sideplate is engraved with an empty rnd counterpoint panel with matching intertwined foliate arabesque patterns. Both front side flats have small empty counterpoint panels. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver, top tang, forend cap & buttplate tang. Top rear edge of receiver on each side of hammer slot is engraved with a shell pattern and the bottom with a sunburst pattern. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is stamped with the assembly number “2297”. Top tang channel of buttstock is without an assembly number and the buttplate has the assembly number “58” inside the toe. This exact engraving pattern is pictured on a carbine on p. 87 in Chapter III “Model 1866 and the Ulrichs” of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 50% orig blue with the balance a plum patina; magazine tube retains about 95% strong orig blue; receiver shows light to moderate edge wear with crisp clear engraving; lever & hammer retain faint case colors turned silver-brown on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and light to moderate pitting. 4-41518 JR288 (25,000-35,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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