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2029
$9,775.00

RARE EARLY WINCHESTER 1866 HENRY-MARKED CARBINE WITH SILVER FINISH.

SN 15176. Cal. 44RF. 20″ bbl w/ inlaid silver front sight has rare “Henry’s” and “King’s” patent markings. Gun metal receiver with silver finish. Saddle ring on left side. Bbl sports a very large buckhorn rear sight. Straight grain American walnut stocks w/ Gun metal buttplate, 3-pc cleaning rod in stock. Sling swivels on bbl band and buttstock. This exact gun is pictured and described on pg. 58 of “The Winchester Book” by Madis, exclaiming this late First Model variation’s great rarity and collectable nature. PROVENANCE: Ex Morris A. Massey Coll; James D. Gordon Coll. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and receiver show an even gray-brown patina overall with little roughness and sharp marking. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% of an old silver finish, likely orig. SN is marked on the lower left tang under buttstock, which is appropriate for this model. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and show an old varnish finish. Traces of silver remain on the buttplate. A nice early 66-carbine manufactured in 1868 with wonderful history and provenance to important collections. 50469-1 TEP (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2029

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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