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EXTREMELY RARE FULL LENGTH LEATHER CASE FOR A HENRY OR WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 RIFLE. Made of fine quality brown belting leather about 45″ long x about 5″ wide at the butt with sewn bottom edge and Cheyenne plug in the toe. Buttstock area is sewn & buckstitch laced to the body, doeskin lined with an end flap and 1-pc wrap around opening with a 3-buckle closure. Top edge of the case has a sewn-on rnd leather handle with sliding front strap. Back side of buttstock area appears to have, at one time, had a painted name & address. The name is almost completely obscured & illegible, however the address seems to be “SACRAMENTO, CALIF”. These cases are extremely rare and seldom ever encountered even mostly intact with much orig finish. This design was extremely popular with gentleman hunters who traveled from their big city homes or estates to the hunting area. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Body of the case is flexed in a couple of areas with crackled finish and retains about 75% orig brown finish; buttstock area is also sound with crackled top & bottom edges and retains about 60% orig finish with moderate soil; all three straps are flexed & crackled but still solid with all of the buckles having lost part or all of their leather covering; one of the buckles is detached but still present; inside of the heel flap of the closure area shows wear with some losses around buttplate area. A rare opportunity to obtain a fine Henry or Winchester rifle case. 4-41549 JR282 (6,500-8,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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