Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 7: Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: February 15, 2018

Attractive Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $12,000 - $16,000

Attractive Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2668
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 7
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

Features a period professional engraving on the receiver and buttplate. The upper tang is not drilled and tapped for a receiver sight. The hammer has bordered impressed knurling. The left side of the receiver has a staple mounted saddle ring. The brass carbine buttplate has a sliding brass trap door. The butt trap contains a three-piece steel cleaning rod with brass tip. The barrel has an upper band with integral front sight blade and two-position carbine rear sight. The barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line address/patent dates. The magazine has the earlier style screw-in plug. The lower tang is stamped with the number "689" behind the trigger. "689" is also stamped on the left side of the lower tang underneath the stock, in the upper stock inlet and on the inside of the buttplate. The brass receiver and buttplate are engraved with a highly detailed eagle with spread wings on the left side plate and an elk's head on the right side plate. The balance of the side plates, front, top and bottom of the receiver, upper and lower tang, cartridge elevator and buttplate heel are engraved with open shaded scrollwork, floral sprays, cross-hatched panels and double line borders.

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