Fine and Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:3,000.00 USD Estimated At:8,500.00 - 13,000.00 USD
Fine and Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle
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Estimate: $8500 - 13000
Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1866
This rifle is a Third Model that was manufactured in 1887 and features a 24 inch round barrel with full tubular magazine, blade front sight and adjustable rear buckhorn sight. The top of barrel is marked "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS, NEW HAVEN. CT /KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866, OCTOBER 16, 1860" ahead of the rear sight and the serial number is marked on the lower tang behind the lever. The straight grip stock and forearm are varnished walnut with a steel end cap and crescent buttplate with a buttstock compartment, (cleaning rod not included).
BBL: 24 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 44 RF
Finish: blue
Serial Number: 165781
Fine. The barrel and magazine have a crisp smooth mottled gray patina with traces of original blue finish in the protected areas. The very fine receiver has a very pleasant mellow aged patina. The loading gate retains 30% niter blue. The wood is fine with a number of moderate scratches on the stock, a few small chips on the upper edges of the forearm and some scattered minor handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is excellent. This is a nice Winchester Model 1866 Rifle!