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Lot 26: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: September 6, 2019

Lot 26: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: September 6, 2019

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized:

Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2251
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 26
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1870 as a third model with the serial number stamped in block numerals behind the trigger. The barrel is equipped with dovetail blade and folding ladder rear (missing elevation bar) sights and is stamped with the two-line address/patent dates marking. The bolt remains in its original .44 rimfire configuration. There are sling swivels present on the forend cap and buttstock. The straight grip stock is fitted with a trapdoor buttplate. Comes with a four piece cleaning rod. The '66 secured Winchester's place in the annals of the West and launched a long line of successful Winchester lever actions that remain popular to this day and still retain the basic form of the '66.

Rating Definition:

Very good plus. The barrel and magazine tube have a mottled brown patina. There is some minor pitting mostly towards the muzzle. The fine brass has an attractive patina. The wood is fine with a couple hairline stress cracks at the tangs and minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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