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FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 98256. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-pc reproduction brass & iron cleaning rod. Last four digits of matching SN are in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Winchester ’66 rifles & carbines were extremely popular on the American frontier during the Great Westward Expansion and saw virtually continuous service under adverse circumstances, usually with little or no maintenance and are today seldom found with any orig finish or in orig configuration. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain blue in sheltered areas being mostly a smooth plummy/brown patina; bbl address is sharp & completely legible; receiver has strong sharp edges showing very slight wear with only a couple of very minor nicks & scratches and retains about 60% orig fire blue on loading gate; hammer retains moderately faded case colors and the lever traces of case colors being mostly a smooth brown patina. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig oil finish and a hand worn patina on buttstock with the forearm showing moderate to heavy hand wear on the carry point. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and scattered pitting. 4-41519 JR284 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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