Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1008: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: May 14, 2022

Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 RF
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: nickel
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 527
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 6
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1877. 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. British proofs are stamped on the left side of the barrel and receiver at the breech along with "NOT ENGLISH MAKE" on the barrel.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 60% of the untouched period retailer applied nickel overall with the balance a smooth dark patina. The receiver and buttplate retain 95% plus of the nickel. The wood is very good with a number of minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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