Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 4: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 Henry RF
Barrel: 24 3/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 9
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1870. Features a dovetailed German silver blade front sight, notch and ladder rear sight graduated, the two-line address and King's patent marking just ahead of the rear sight, "43116B" just behind the trigger, sling swivels on the forearm cap and bottom of the stock, and empty stock compartment.

Rating Definition:

Very good plus with mottled brown patina on most of the iron, traces of original niter blue finish on the loading gate, mild oxidation, dark aged patina on the frame as well as the buttplate and forend cap, mild scratches, and worn tang screws. The wood is very good and has glossy varnish, mild scrapes and dings throughout, and a few small flakes at the edges. Mechanically fine.

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