An engraved Henry-marked .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 21225 (circa 1869)

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Lot 801S58
An engraved Henry-marked .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 21225 (circa 1869)

Sold for £ 18,750 (US$ 25,940) inc. premium
An engraved Henry-marked .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 21225 (circa 1869)
The 'Second Model' brass receiver engraved with bold foliate-scrollwork on stippled ground, incorporating on each side Nimschke's trademark demon head, likely the work of L.D. Nimschke or his workshop, with scattered traces of both gold and silver finish in protected areas, the left side of lower tang stamped "V", serial number "225" is found in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside of butt-plate, the figured stock with brass butt-plate engraved en suite and trap with four-piece cleaning rod, sling-swivels, forestock with brass cap engraved en suite, the octagonal barrel stamped Henry's-Patent-Oct. 16. 1860 King's-Patent-March 29. 1866 with full-length magazine tube, nickel fixed blade sporting foresight and folding adjustable ladder rear-sight
24⅜in. barrel

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    James D. Julia Inc., Fairfield, Maine, 4-7 October 2004, lot 445

    Literature
    R.L. Wilson, L.D. Nimschke Firearms Engraver, 1992, 2nd ed. See p. 50 for a near identical plate engraving by Nimschke
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An engraved Henry-marked .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 21225 (circa 1869)
An engraved Henry-marked .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 21225 (circa 1869)
An engraved Henry-marked .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 21225 (circa 1869)
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S58 Section 58 obsolete calibre

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