Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1014: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Attractive Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Estimated Price: $9,500 - $16,000

Attractive Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 525
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 16
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1876. The carbine has the distinctive brass receiver, round barrel, full length magazine, barrel band with integral front sight, two leaf rear sight, saddle ring and staple on the left side of the frame, and walnut stock with crescent brass buttplate with compartment containing a three piece cleaning rod. The bolt retains its original rimfire firing pin. The top of the barrel is stamped with the two-line Winchester address/King's improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight. The serial number is stamped behind the trigger. 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. It was one of the earliest and most widely used repeating rifles in the American West.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. 40% original blue finish remains mainly on the breech section of the barrel with some streaks of blue towards the muzzle. A protective coating has been applied to the metal surfaces. The excellent brass has an attractive appearance. The receiver has tight fitting side plates. 40% of the original niter blue remain on the loading gate. The wood is very fine with minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. This highly attractive Yellow Boy 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine will fit that vacant slot in your collection well.

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