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1239
$14,950.00

WONDERFUL CUSTOM ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 76179. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Spectacular custom engraved ’66 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, front sight with screw and a 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Receiver & forend cap have full coverage Nimschke style engraving by E.A. Lytle of Cody, WY and signed on bottom of receiver. Engraving consists of wonderful, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and the vignette of a bull elk being attacked by two dogs on left side with the Nimschke-style mythical animal on both front side flats. Hammer is fully engraved with a demon & fish scale patterns. Engraving extends over about half of bbl surfaces with gold & platinum bands over chamber and around muzzle. Magazine band is also gold wire inlaid. Bottom of carrier is engraved with an intertwined geometric pattern and the area between the timing screws with Mr. Nimschke’s Figure-8 pattern. Lever is also engraved as is the buttplate tang. This is truly a fine example of the engraver’s art executed in great detail. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp custom finish to both metal & wood with bright blue & crisp nickel. Wood is sound and retains all of its high gloss finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-41550 JR237 (10,000-15,000)


Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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