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Lot 26: New York Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Rifle

Desirable and Rare New York Engraved and Silver Plated Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: October 4, 2022

Lot 26: New York Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Rifle

Desirable and Rare New York Engraved and Silver Plated Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: October 4, 2022

Estimated Price: $9,000 - $15,000
Price Realized:

Desirable and Rare New York Engraved and Silver Plated Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

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

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

This Model 1866 was manufactured in 1881 and features factory quality, New York style, floral scroll and punch dot engraving on the receiver, buttplate, and forend cap. The engraving is very similar to the Nimschke engraved example on page 84 of THE WINCHESTER BOOK by Madis. Only 210 Model 1866s were factory engraved or inscribed and 300 were plated as discussed in THE WINCHESTER BOOK; rifles are more rare than carbines. The barrel is marked with the two line address/King's Improvement patent dates on the top barrel flat ahead of the folding ladder rear sight, and the serial number is marked on the lower tang under the lever in the correct Third Model style.

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