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 In addition to the distinctive Model 1866 brass frame and carbine style buttplate, the musket has a blue barrel, magazine, barrel bands and loading gate, and the hammer, trigger, and lever are casehardened. The straight grain American walnut stock and forearm are oil finished. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the two-line legend “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./ KING”S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH. 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860” between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The serial number is stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger. CONDITION: Excellent to near new showing only very limited storage wear. The barrel, magazine and barrel bands retain 98% of the original blue finish. Nearly all of the niter blue finish is present on the loading gate, the rear sight spring, and the rear sight elevator bar. The hammer, trigger, and lever retain 99% of the muted original case colors. The brass frame is excellent plus. The side
plate joints are perfect, and the buttplate is in the same pristine condition as the frame. The barrel legend and serial number are perfect. The wood is excellent and shows only slight handling wear. Mechanically excellent. This is an outstanding ‘66 Musket. If you want an absolutely stunning Winchester Model 1866 that looks like it did when it left the factory, this is the one! One will search a long time for as fine of an example! Estimate: 35,000 - 50,000

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