October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Cal. 44RF. 24 inch oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish with silver plated gun metal receiver, buttplate, and forend cap. Rifle is engraved in the Ulrich style with scroll motif and geometric patterns. Receiver has game scene panels on both side plates. Left side plate shows a hunting dog flushing four game birds. Right side plate is adorned with a vignette of a resting hare. There is a dogs head worked into the engraving on left sideplate in front of panel. Engraving shows a very fine punch dot background with borders. Buttplate is engraved on tang with a floral decoration around screw with a splay running toward heel. Forend cap is also scroll engraved on either side with a fine punch dot background. Bbl shows standard 2-line Winchester address in front of rear-sight. Left side of lower tang shows the initials “X.V.” engraved. This mark has never been observed by this cataloger, but it is sharp and clear and shows orig silver plate over top. There is also an inspector mark “S” stamped to the rear of other marks. SN is stamped under lever behind trigger. SN is bordered by engraving. A small “B” is stamped behind SN. Stocks are highly figured and solid. Serial no. 35790 is stamped in the upper tang mortise of stock. A Winchester sling swivel is mounted on bottom of buttstock. Inside toe of buttplate is stamped with the full serial number. Forend is also straight grain American walnut, with some figure. Forend cap mounts a factory sling swivel. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube have attained a smooth plumb-brown patina, with high point wear and a few scratches toward muzzle end. Bbl address is sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver has retained a generous amount of the silver plate finish with thinning areas allowing the gun metal brass to become evident. Engraving is sharp and unpolished. Loading gate shows considerable traces of fire-blue finish. SN is sharp. Hammer has a deep plumb color with traces of silvered out case color on both sides. Lever is a deep plumb-brown patina overall. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very fine and nicely figured. Both have been cleaned and have had an oil finish applied at an earlier period. Crescent buttplate has an untouched tarnished patina with generous traces of silver plate . Forend cap is slightly tarnished with generous amounts of silver plate. Sling swivels are good.TDW
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
24 - 1/4"
Caliber/Bore
.44 RF
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Winchester
Model
1866
Serial Number
35907
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $9,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $15,600.00
Estimate: $17,500 - $22,500
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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