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4041
$15,525.00

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1866 RIFLE WITH 30″ HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL.

SN 150003. Cal. 44RF. 30″ half rnd half oct bbl. Blue finish. Gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Bbl shows standard 2-line address stamped in front of rear-sight. Standard blade front-sight, semi-buck-horn rear-sight. Half rnd half oct special order 30″ bbl. Full magazine. Gun metal receiver has SN stamped on lower tang behind lever. Upper tang has been tapped for sight. Right forward side of receiver has initials carved. There are very minute traces of silver plate near these initials at front of frame.Initials are hard to decipher. Appear to be “A.T.T.”. There are also some traces of silver finish on inside of tangs. Lower tang has “87” and “1448” stamped on left side. Assembly no. “87” also appears in upper tang mortise of stock and on inside toe of buttplate. Forearm has steel forend cap. Receiver was originally of the Carbine type and has the saddle ring staple holes plugged. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter dated February 19, 1997 confirming bbl length and configuration and showing shipment on October 10, 1878. Order no. 13359. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a smooth plumb-brown patina overall with sharp address. Oct section has some small dents on the high points on either side of the address. Bbl and magazine tube show some slight staining toward the muzzle end. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver is a mustard-brown patina overall with numerous scratches and dents on either side, and on the bottom in front of lever. Lower tang is broken at the lever latch. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina with slight traces of silvered out case color. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with handling marks overall and some larger dents toward the toe of butt. Buttplate is a mustard-brown patina with some scratching and staining on rear portion. Forend has some denting on either side. Steel forend cap is a gray-brown patina. A chance to purchase an extremely rare Long Barrel Winchester Model 66 rifle in a very rare configuration. 50506-42 TEP (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4041

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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