HISTORICAL WINCHESTER 1866 RIFLE
Guns International #: 101516185 Seller's Inventory #: W2513
Category: Winchester Rifles - Model 1866 - Winchester Rifles - Antique Lever
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Seller: LeRoy Merz Antique Guns
Company: Merz Antique Guns
Member Since: 10/27/09
First Name: LeRoy
Last Name: Merz
Country: United States
Phone: (218) 739-3255
Fax: (218) 739-4599
Number of Active Listings: 910
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
Caliber 44 RF. Gun was returned after 1906 to Winchester for a rebuild. Has the WP marking at the breech. Very interesting. Barrel was replaced and it has the 44RF marking and 2-line barrel address. Different than anything I have encountered. Quite an attractive gun. It has most all the vivid blue on the barrel and the mag tube. Brass receiver is untouched and has turned a deep patina. An inscription is engraved on the left side receiver plate "Rev. R.H. Nassau Benita West Africa July 16, 1869". According to Wikipedia, Robert Hamill Nassau was an American Presbyterian missionary who spent forty years in Africa. He returned to the United States in 1906 and settled in Florida. His papers are kept as part of the Burke Library Archives, held at the Columbia University Libraries, New York.
I have never seen another 66 that was re-barreled and redone at the factory. Just a great looking gun with an interesting history.
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 15,750.