Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 4037: Winchester Flatside First Model 1866 Lever Action Carbine

Auction Date: February 18, 2022

Rare Early Production Winchester Flatside First Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000

Rare Early Production Winchester Flatside First Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
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.

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 (faint) on the barrel. Matching serial number on the left side of the lower tang, stock inlet and buttplate. Trapdoor buttplate contains a 3-piece cleaning rod.

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