Lot #2

Lot 1: Winchester Second Model 1866 Rifle Henry Patent Marked Barrel

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 1, 2017

Lot 1: Winchester Second Model 1866 Rifle Henry Patent Marked Barrel

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 1, 2017

Estimated Price: $11,000 - $16,000
Price Realized:

Early Production Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable Henry Patent Marked Barrel, Sling and Tang Sight

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 52543
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 6
Class: Antique
Description:

This a fine early production Winchester Model 1866 rifle was manufactured in 1869. The top barrel flat is marked with the first style legend "HENRY'S PATENT-OCT. 16. 1860/KINGS-PATENT-MARCH 29, 1866" ahead of the rear sight. It is fitted with dovetailed blade front sight, folding ladder rear sight graduated to 900 yards, Vernier tang sight, special order sling swivels on the forearm cap and stock and rare original leather sling. The serial number is stamped on the lower tang just behind the trigger. The matching assembly number "945" is stamped on the stock inlet and brass trapdoor buttplate. The four piece cleaning rod is included.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The rifle retains 25% of original blue finish with the balance a smooth dark patina overall. There is some minor to moderate pitting. The very fine untouched original brass has an attractive mottled aged patina. The wood is also fine with a number of minor to moderate dings and scratches. Mechanically functions. The hammer does not hold at the half cock position. An absolutely original and highly desirable Winchester Model 1866!



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