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Auction Date: May 6, 2017

Lot 2045: Fine Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle w/ Rare Tang Sight

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Fine Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Rare Tang Sight
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $8,500
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Serial #Fine Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle w/ Rare Tang Sight ManufacturerWinchester Model1866
TypeRifle Gauge44 RF Catalog Page40
Barrel24 Inch Round FinishBlue Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1881. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address/King's improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight, and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. Dovetailed blade front sight, adjustable rear sporting sight and fitted with a rare long range tang mounted peep sight. The barrel, magazine tube and loading gate were finished blue. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate and compartment (cleaning rod not included).

ConditionFine. The barrel retains 30% original blue finish with scattered minor oxidation. The magazine tube has a smooth mottled grayish patina. The hammer shows 70% of the faded original case colors, while the lever and buttplate have a mottled gray patina. The receiver has an aged patina. The wood is good as revarnished, showing a 5/8 inch round plug repair near the toe of the stock and overall minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is fine.
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