Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2030: Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: February 17, 2022

Attractive Relief Game Scene Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

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Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Attractive Relief Game Scene Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue/silver
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 410
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
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

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured 1869, subsequently custom engraved. Receiver decorated with full coverage floral scrollwork on a punch dot background with dog chasing a rabbit amongst the scrolls along with several relief engraved game scenes depicting elk, squirrel, bird, hunter, dog, and stag. Right side of receiver features Diana, the goddess of the hunt. Forend cap and buttplate are also scroll engraved. Brass components appear to have been silver plated. Dovetail blade front sight, ladder rear sight graduated to 900 yards, and sling swivels mounted on underside of forend cap and stock.

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