Lot #2044
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Lot 2045: Fine Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle w/ Rare Tang Sight

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 6, 2017

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

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: May 6, 2017

Estimated Price: $6,500 - $8,500
Price Realized:

Fine Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Rare Tang Sight

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 4689
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 40
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured 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).

Rating Definition:

Fine. 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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