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Lot 14: Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine in .44 RF

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine in .44 RF with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $7,500

Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine in .44 RF with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 21
Class: Antique
Description:

This is a very nice example of a late production Winchester Model 1866 Fourth Model saddle ring carbine manufactured in 1889. The included factory letter states this carbine was received in the warehouse December 18, 1888, and shipped on November 29, 1889, in order number 6254. There were only 300 rifles and carbines actually manufactured that year. The 20 inch round barrel has two barrel bands, a block iron front sight, and folding leaf rear sight. The left side of the receiver has a staple-mounted saddle ring. The top of the barrel is marked "WINCHESTER-REPEATING-ARMS NEW HAVEN CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866.OCTOBER 16. 1860" between the barrel band and the rear sight. The top of the rear section of the barrel is marked "44 RF". The serial number is located on the lower receiver tang behind the loading lever latch. Blue barrel and magazine tube and casehardened hammer and lever. It is fitted with a standard walnut buttstock with a steel buttplate, usually found on later production Model 1866 rifles and carbines along with a standard forearm.

Rating Definition:

Good. The receiver and side plates have a nice even mustard patina. The barrel and magazine tube have an even brown patina with scattered light pitting. The markings are clear and distinct. The wood is good with a nice dark matching finish showing minimal handling marks and the stock having been lightly sanded and restained years ago. There is a small wood fill repair on the heel of the stock. A nice example of a late production Winchester Model 1866 saddle ring carbine.



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