Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 5: Winchester 1866 Carbine 44 RF

Auction Date: February 25, 2016

Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,500 - $11,000

Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1302
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 6
Class: Antique
Rating:

OD - VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised.

Description:

This Third Model was received by the Winchester warehouse on July 14, 1876, and shipped on November 13, 1876, as part of order 7657. The Model 1866 was the first firearm to be built under the Winchester name and were essentially an improved version of the previous Henry lever action rifle with the new solid magazine tube, forearm and receiver loading gate developed by Winchester Plant Superintendent Nelson King.

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