Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 20: Winchester Flatside First Model 1866 Carbine

Auction Date: June 10, 2021

Rare Early Production Winchester Flatside First Model 1866 Lever Action Carbine

Estimated Price: $9,500 - $16,000

Rare Early Production Winchester Flatside First Model 1866 Lever Action Carbine

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 9
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.

Description:

Manufactured in 1866, the first year of production. As found on First Models, the left side of the lower tang is stamped with the serial number. Other early production features include the "flatside" brass receiver which lacks the flare at the junction with the forearm, flat loading port cover and two screw upper tang. Henry patent marking not visible. "5" period stamped on left side of the receiver. Front sight integral to the front barrel band, two leaf rear sight, saddle ring mounted on the left side of the receiver, carbine forearm and buttstock, and trapdoor brass buttplate (cleaning rod not included).

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