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2028
$8,050.00

MARTIALLY INSPECTED WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET.

SN 93222. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard grade ’66 musket with 27″ bbl, full magazine, square base front sight/socket bayonet lug and 900 yd, 2nd type special musket sight with external tension spring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with 2/3 length forearm and 3 bands, the middle of which has an integral sling loop with corresponding sling loop in the buttstock. Buttstock has straight grip with slight perch belly and brass carbine/musket buttplate with trap. Buttstock has a small cartouche at the left heel which appears to be “GKS” in a small ribbon similar to Argentine proofs observed on 1866 carbines returned from down there. Top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate have last four digits of matching SN. Accompanied by an orig Winchester socket bayonet without scabbard. Very few of the Model 1866 production were made as muskets with the majority being sold to clients off-shore where most are still found today. Those that have returned to the U.S. are generally in hard used condition with little or no orig finish. Only a very few were purchased by the U.S. government with the majority of those sold in the U.S. purchased by mine owners, banks, etc. for guard weapons. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 70% dull orig blue turning plum; barrel bands are mostly grey metal patina; receiver & side plates retain sharp edges with a few light scratches & nicks, and shows an even medium mustard patina; side plates appear to have never been removed; hammer retains about 50-60% strong case colors and the lever, traces of case colors. Wood is sound with usual nicks & scratches and shows a hand worn patina. 4-47905 JR125 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2028


Auction: Firearms - Fall 2014
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