Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Maple St

Auction Date: July 11, 2014

Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Maple Stock

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,500

Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Maple Stock

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: maple
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 5
Class: Antique
Rating:

OB - EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal; unmarred wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

Fourth Model manufactured in 1883. The Model 1866 was the first firearm to be built under the Winchester name after the New Haven Arms Company changed its name to Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1866. It was a much improved version of the Henry, with improvements such as the solid magazine tube, the loading port and the addition of a forearm. They were extremely popular on the Frontier West in the post Civil War era and typically saw extremely heavy use. Blade front and adjustable buck horn rear sight. Blue barrel and magazine tube, casehardened remaining parts and mounted with an attractive smooth high gloss birds eye maple forearm and straight grip stock. Nicely restored.

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