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A 19th Century US Winchester Model 1866 Yellow Boy Saddle Ring Carbine.

Stock Number: 20180801

£3850.00 GBP

Offered for sale is this very iconic "First Winchester", Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine, "Third Model". First Manufactured in 1866, with the classic brass [gun metal[ frame, a standard 20 " round barrel, with a full length magazine, and 2 barrel bands. This is a rare conversion from 44 Henry RF, to the obsolete 10.40mm CF, carried out by the Winchester Factory for a Brazillian contract..

Period

C 1874

Dimensions

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Geographical area

North America

Category: Firearms

Description

Offered for sale is this very iconic Antique, “First Winchester Yellow Boy”, Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine, “Third Model”. First Manufactured in 1866, with the classic brass [gun metal[ frame, a standard 20 ” round barrel, with a full length magazine, and 2 barrel bands. There is a brass buttplate, with a sliding, trap door to access a channel in the stock for a cleaner/ramrod [missing]. There is a saddle ring mounted on the left side of the frame. The underlever action is sound.
Complete with it’s hinged rear sight, and standard foresight. With it’s original 2 piece Walnut Stock, with fine grain, minimal dings and dents, and to a pleasant patina of age. The Serial No # 121279 C1874.
This Carbine is a Rare Conversion from 44 Henry RF, to the Obsolete 10.40 mm, Centre Fire, carried out by the Winchester Factory, for a South American [Brazil] Contact [ approx. 1000 were converted].
The barrel/magazine is now to a smooth dark grey/blue patina, with no pitting, and the hammer and underlever, originally case hardened, and in good bright metal condition. The Rifled bore is good, with small areas of staining.

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GB Millais Antiques

I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.

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