October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Very fine and original 1st year production Winchester 1866 Flatside Saddle Ring Carbine Manufactured in 1866 while the Henry rifle was still in production. Winchester 1866 Flatside Saddle Ring Carbine with 20 inch round barrel with barrel band front sight and first model 500 yard marked carbine rear sight. Henry's Patent two line barrel address. Gun metal brass frame with serial number on left side of lower tang. Distinctive early flat loading gate. Two piece American walnut stocks with brass crescent butt plate. Butt stock is numbers matching with number found in upper tang mortise. Butt plate is properly numbered as number is struck internally at toe. Three piece steel cleaning rod is present in butt trap. These very first Winchesters where manufactured in conjunction with the 1860 Henry rifle and share several similarities and are serial numbered in continuation of the Henry rifle. The butt stock has the famed "Henry Bump" on the lower left hand side of the stock. Internally numbered on the tang, stock and butt plate and of course still chambered for the .44 Rim Fire cartridges. CONDITION. Fine overall, The barrel and magazine have turned dove grey from use and age and a additional contemporary blue finish has been added with about a 20% coverage remaining. The Gun metal brass frame has a very mellow mustard coloring and the side plates show no evidence of having ever been removed. The two piece stocks are exceptionally fine for a flatside, they are full sized and retain most of the factory applied varnish. Numerous bruises and scratches are evident but no material loss or cracks. The bore is very good with some darkness but has very strong rifling and is mostly bright. All screws remain original. A very fine example of Winchesters earliest production carbine. TDW
Barrel Length
.44 RF
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Length of Pull
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $6,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $12,600.00
Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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