W259 WINCHESTER 1866 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE; A good looking example of an 1866 rifle. The octagon barrel is in good overall condition and is a medium brown color. There is the typical marks and scratches but overall nice metal. VG barrel address. The full length mag tube is a more silver color. Lightly cleaned at some time. Inside the bore is at least good to possibly VG with good rifling. Some scattered moderate pitting and normal roughness. Nice patina on the receiver with a dull aged brass. This receiver started out its life as a carbine. There is quite a few in this serial range that were changed to rifles. It was all factory done and is so stated on the Factory Letter. The buttstock is in good overall condition with no cracks. A bit shy at the upper tang and towards the frame. The forearm is in quite good condition. There is a typical crack coming off the forearm on the left side. All the original wood is present. Comes with Factory Letter. A good example.
ANTIQUE $ 13,950.