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4028B
$15,812.50

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BBL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE.

SN 129765. Cal. 44RF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt and sling swivels attached. Receiver buttplate and tang are all finely engraved in a scroll style with punch dot background. Left sideplate of receiver shows a standing deer in a circular vignette, surrounded by expertly executed leafy scroll work motif with a 2-line border. Right sideplate shows a vignette of a bugling elk with a rnd border and the same scroll work. Forward sides of the receiver also shows leafy scroll work with a 2-line border. Top of receiver shows a starburst in front of ejector port and leafy scroll to rear. Engraved hammer. Elevator is engraved with a checkerboard pattern with dots and line border with a scroll accent to rear. Forend cap has scroll accent around screw. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of sight. Rocky Mountain brass blade front sight and ladder rear-sight. Receiver has SN stamped on lower tang behind trigger. “R” is stamped on lower tang of left side under stock. Upper tang mortise of buttstock has the last 4-digits of SN stamped. Buttplate has the last 4-digits of SN stamped inside of toe. 4-pc steel cleaning rod in butt. CONDITION: Fine, as refinished. Bbl and magazine tube smooth plumb-brown patina overall with very few small handling marks. Bbl address is readable but faint. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver has been polished overall, before engraving, and has been patinated to a mustard-brown patina. Engraving is sharp and crisp. Loading gate shows traces of blue. Loading gate shows some traces of blue. Hammer and lever smooth plumb-brown patina. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized, with light handling marks under a light varnish finish. Buttplate shows a mustard patinated finished overall. Sling swivels are good. Forend cap is also a mustard patinated finish. 50506-40 TEP (20,000-30,000) – Lot 4028B

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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