Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 43: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: September 11, 2020

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 Henry RF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1489
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 51
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1870. Features a dovetailed German silver blade front sight, elevation adjustable notch rear sight, the two-line address and King's patent marking just ahead of the rear sight, "149847" just behind the trigger and empty stock compartment.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 20% original blue finish strongest in sheltered areas with the balance a mixture of thinned blue and plum-brown patina. The balance of the brass shows mostly an attractive "gold tone" patina with some grinding marks visible on the left side of the receiver. The revarnished wood is good with numerous scattered minor dings and scratches throughout and the forearm with some scattered flaking varnish. Mechanically fine.



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