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4033
$17,250.00

RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL, FULL MAGAZINE SHORT RIFLE WITH CARBINE LENGTH BARREL.

SN 133318. Cal. 44RF. 20″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Gun metal receiver, with straight grain American walnut stocks. Crescent butt and sling swivels attached on buttstock and forend cap. Bbl has standard 2-line address in front of rear-sight, blade front-sight, and ladder rear-sight. Full length magazine. Gun metal receiver has SN stamped behind trigger with a very small no. “3” stamped behind SN. Upper tang is tapped for receiver sight. Lower tang has no. 1078 in front of no. 1072 stamped. These nos. would indicate special order. No. Assembly No. 1078 also appears in upper tang mortise of stock. Assembly no. 1072 is also stamped on inside toe of buttplate. Sling swivels are attached to buttstock and forend cap. This rifle is accompanied by a letter from The Winchester Firearms Museum dated September 27, 1976, that confirms an octagon bbl of “Length Carbine” and showing shipment on August 7, 1877. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is an even plumb-brown patina overall, with only slight muzzle wear and a few slight scratches. Bbl address is sharp. Magazine tube retains generous traces of blue in protected areas. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver was cleaned long ago and has returned to a mustard-yellow patina. Receiver shows handling marks and scratches overall and some dents on the bottom and in front of lever. SN is clear. Hammer and lever show a gray-brown patina overall. Stocks are very good and have been lightly cleaned. Buttstock is slightly under-sized at wrist and sling swivel. Stocks show light handling marks under an old varnish finish. Buttplate is a deep mustard turning red patina, with wear at the heel and toe. Trap door is lightly sprung. Sling swivels are good. Forend cap shows a deep mustard patina. This is a chance to purchase a rare Winchester Model 1866 OBFM rifle with a carbine length bbl, that is documented in the factory record. 50506-41 TEP (15,000-20,000) – Lot 4033

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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