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Winchester 3rd Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine

.44RF, 20" barrel, S/N 23205 (mfg. ca1869). Blued finish, brass frame and furniture, smooth walnut stock and forend secured by a single barrel band. Two-line Winchester address with KING'S IMPROVEMENT marking. Third model block serial number stamped in triggergaurd tang, with matching number in tang cut out of buttstock and in toe of buttplate. Equipped with L-shaped leaf carbine rear sight, front sight blade integral with front barrel band, saddle ring at reverse rear of frame. Trap door in butt with 3-piece cleaning rods. The initials HWO are lightly scratched into the top of the receiver.

Provenance:From the Collection of Charlie Hinton

Condition:

Very good. Barrel with a mostly smooth, moderately oxidized brownish-gray patina with some minute flecks of blue in protected areas. Frame with an untouched bronze patina, with buttplate showing the same coloration. Mechanically functional, good bore is moderately oxidized with evenly distributed light pitting and strong rifling. Wood with wear, retaining some traces of finish, showing numerous bumps, dings and mars and a tiny chip on the right side where the butt meets the frame. 

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$6,000
05/25/2021

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