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4042
$13,225.00

RARE WINCHESTER THIRD MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH 28″ BARREL, SLING SWIVELS AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 129638. Cal. 44RF. 28″ bbl. Blue finish. Gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt and sling swivels. Bbl shows 2-line Winchester address in front of rear-sight. Bbl has a steel Rocky Mountain blade front-sight and a ladder rear-sight with slide. Bbl overhangs magazine tube by 3/16″, front-sight mortise center is 1″ from muzzle, center of magazine hanger is 3-3/4″ from center to muzzle. Both measurements are correct. Gun metal receiver has SN stamped behind trigger. The “9” in the SN was deeply struck and has been re-struck on top of orig number. There is a “A” inspector mark on lower tang. Receivers otherwise unmarked. Straight grain American walnut stocks have sling swivels attached on butt and forend cap. Stock has crescent gun metal butt. Forend has gun metal cap. Stock has last 4-digits of SN stamped in upper tang mortise. Lower tang has “R” stamped on left side. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show an even mottled brown patina overall, with some staining. Bbl address is sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has a mustard-yellow patina, and was lightly cleaned long ago. Receiver shows small dents and scratches overall. Screws are slightly marred. SN is sharp. Hammer and lever are a dark-brown patina with slight traces of silvered-out case color. Stocks are very good, slightly under-sized, and show some fairly heavy handling marks overall, with a coat of old varnish. No missing pieces. Buttplate is a mustard-brown patina with some slight scratching. Forend cap is also a mustard-brown patina with marring around screw-head on both sides. A very good example of a Special Order Long Barrel Winchester 1866 rifle. Manufactured in 1875. 50506-39 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 4042

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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