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4028A
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LOUIS D. NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE.

SN 16172. Cal. 44RF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Full silver finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt and sling swivels attached. Receiver, buttplate, and forend cap, are scroll engraved in the Nimschke style. Receiver shows full coverage on both sides in an intertwining scroll design with a punch dot background. Top of receiver is engraved with scroll and border work in front and to rear of ejection port. This 1866 is pictured in R. L. Wilson’s “The Book of Winchester Engraving” on pg 56 as one of the earliest engraved Model 1866 Winchesters. Elevator is engraved with a punch dot and line design with a scroll and line border. Bbl shows 2-line Henry’s and King’s patent mark. Front-sight has a German silver blade. Rear-sight is of the ladder type. Receiver has SN stamped on lower left tang with a small “W” proof-mark to the front. “RV” is also stamped on lower tang. Lower tang has a small “O” proof under lever, with a small “cross” forward of the proof. Upper tang mortise in buttstock shows SN. Buttplate has SN stamped on inside toe. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a plumb-brown patina overall, with a few dents and some high point wear. Bbl address is sharp but light. Breech end of bbl retains traces of silver finish. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% silver finish that has turned a black patina near the hammer and on the forward part of receiver gullets. Engraving is sharp and unpolished. Hammer retains 50% silver finish on both sides and rear with sharp checkering. Elevator shows a mustard-brown patina with sharp engraving. Stocks are professional replacements and retain most of their oil finish with slight mars and scratches. SN in upper tang mortise is new. Buttplate retains 40% silver finish overall and has been slightly filed along the left side to accommodate the new stock. Sling swivels are very good. Forend cap retains 20-30% silver finish with sharp engraving. 50506-36 TEP (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4028A

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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