Model 1866 No. 48052

Winchester Third Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine .44 Henry Rimfire s/n 48052 mfg 1870 – 20” round barrel; full mag; straight-grain walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. This gun is in exceptionally fine condition, apparently from very good storage over the past 140-years, retaining a very high degree of bright blue on the barrel and mag; receiver is sharp with a beautiful mustard color patina; screws are excellent; action is crisp and in near new condition; bore is bright with sharp rifling; stocks have handling marks, and some small compression bruises, however stocks are sound and retain a high degree of their original varnish finish.

The Winchester model 1866 is most sought after by today’s collectors as they played an important part of American western frontier history. Carbines as opposed to rifles saw particularly hard use as they were typically used on horseback. To find an early carbine such as this one in this fine condition is rare.

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