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 LOT 1014
Attractive Winchester Model
1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring
Carbine - Serial no. 125974, 44 RF cal., 20 inch
round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. 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
Estimate: 9,500 - 16,000
      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. CONDITION: 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 nitre blue remain on the loading gate. The wood is very fine with minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. This highly attractive Yellow Boy 1866 Sadle Ring Carbine wil fit that vacant slot in
your collection well.
LOT 1015
Very Fine Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle -
Serial no. 79007, 38 WCF cal., 24 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut
stock. Manufactured in 1895. German silver blade front and elevation
adjustable rear sights mounted on a barrel marked with the two-line address
ahead of the rear sight and “38 W.C.F.” at the breech. The upper tang is marked “MODEL
1892/-WINCHESTER-/PAT. OCT. 14. 1884.” The underside of the frame is marked with the serial number. The hammer,
lever and buttplate are casehardened, and the remaining metal surfaces are blue. Mounted with a smooth nicely figured walnut
forearm with forend cap and straight grip stock with crescent buttplate.
CONDITION: Very fine. The rifle retains 75% plus bright original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The hammer, lever and buttplate retain nearly 80% original case colors. The wood is also very fine with some minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000

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