Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 4: Engraved Copy of Winchester First Model 1866 Flatside Rifle

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Engraved and Inscribed Copy of Winchester First Model 1866 "Flatside" Lever Action Rifle

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Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Engraved and Inscribed Copy of Winchester First Model 1866 "Flatside" Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1265
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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.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

First Model style custom made receiver which lacks the flare at the junction with the forearm found on later production examples. Custom engraved receiver features acorn and oak leaf, floral and scroll patterns along with "J.W.J." in a banner on the left side plate and "Liberty Missouri" in a banner on the right side plate. Replacement forearm, magazine and barrel, barrel has a two-line Henry's patent/King's patent marking, dovetail blade and two leaf rear sights, saddle ring on left side of receiver, buttplate numbered to another gun, and matching serial numbers on the left side of the lower tang and stock inlet.

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