Image Lot Price Description




1244
$10,350.00

VERY SCARCE WINCHESTER 1866 1ST MODEL FLAT SIDE SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 13891. Cal. 44 RF. 20″ fitted with early rocker style carbine rear sight. Iron blade front sight is integral with magazine band. The receiver of this rifle has first model features that include the Henry receiver drop ahead of hammer, additional screw in upper tang, inside SN and is without forearm flare. Left inside lower tang marked with assembly no. 154 followed by SN 13891. The stock is of rifle configuration with brass rifle buttplate having outward opening trap and no. under top tang of 14986. Standard stock bolt is replaced with a period tang screw. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine finish have turned to patina with several areas of pitting. Brass receiver has some rounding of corners from normal wear with scattered light scratches and small marks. Forearm has heavy handling marks and weathered appearance and is protected by a coat of added varnish. Stock has chips at toe and right side of lower tang with a crack extending from left side of receiver having some heavy handling marks with added varnish finish. Action has good mechanics. Bore is dark with well defined rifling having light pitting. 4-46331 DS11 (5,000-10,000)


Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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