Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 4: Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Rifle

Auction Date: February 15, 2018

Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Special Order Extra Long Barrel

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $7,500

Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Special Order Extra Long Barrel

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 rimfire
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue/bright
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 1969
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 6
Class: Antique
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

Manufactured in 1883 as a third model with a block letter serial number behind the trigger and later engraved. This engraving consists of fine punch dot backed scrollwork featured on the sides of the receiver. The special order 28" barrel (standard was 24") is fitted with blade front and folding ladder rear sights and is marked with the two-line Winchester address/patent dates information ahead of the rear sight. Sling swivels are attached on the underside of the buttstock and brass forend cap. It has a matching numbered buttstock and a smooth trapdoor buttplate (cleaning rod not included).

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