Manufactured in 1868. This is a nice example of a Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine. The top of the barrel is marked with the highly desirable two-line address Henry's Patgent/Oct. 16, 1860/King's improvement March 29, 1866 patent dates. The lower tang is absent of the serial number and is stamped with a very small "X" and "O". The left side of the lower tang under the stock and in the upper tang stock slot are stamped "15842". Blade front sight integral with the barrel band and folding two leaf rear sight. There is a saddle ring and staple attached to the left rear of the receiver. Blue barrel and magazine tube, casehardened hammer and lever. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with buttstock compartment (cleaning rod not included).
Very good plus. The barrel, magazine tube and lever have a crisp smooth dark patina. The fine brass has both a very pleasant and attractive untouched dark aged patina. The wood is fine with a minor 1 inch hairline crack visible on the left rear of the forearm and overall some scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The barrel markings are clear. The action is excellent. Henry Patent Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbines are highly desirable in this condition!
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