December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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4th model saddle ring carbine originally shipped from the warehouse May 28, 1881, but returned from New York July 16, 1881 as per factory letter. This carbine has been professionally restored and embellished. Blued 20" round barrel chambered in .44 RF and restamped with 2-line Winchester address and caliber marking. Barrel band front sight and 2-position leaf rear sight. Receiver has been nickel plated and engraved with 4 game scene vignettes, surrounded by floral scroll over punch dot backgrounds. Side plate vignettes are engraved each with a buck and doe. Front left vignette features a proudly standing buck, while its right counterpart features an American bison. Case hardened hammer and lever. Stocks are plain walnut with blued retaining band and nickel finished carbine butt with tool compartment. Heel of butt plate scroll engraved to match receiver. Rifle is accompanied by a factory letter. CONDITION: Very fine as restored and embellished. Virtually all of the blued finish is retained on barrel. Vast majority of nickel also retained with some light thinning to brass on receiver and some loss at heel of butt plate. Replacement stocks fine with a light abrasion on left side of stock. Very good bore and mechanics. An attractive embellished 1866! BAS
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
20"
Caliber/Bore
.44 RF
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Winchester
Model
1866
Paperwork
Cody Letter
Serial Number
153184
(A) ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1866 .44 RIMFIRE LEVER ACTION CARBINE WITH CODY LETTER.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,765.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
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