An exceptional Ulrich engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 109544 (circa 1873)

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Lot 802S58
An exceptional Ulrich engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 109544 (circa 1873)

Sold for £ 27,500 (US$ 38,407) inc. premium
An exceptional Ulrich engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 109544 (circa 1873)
The 'Fourth Model' receiver engraved with foliate-scrollwork, shell-motifs, fine borderwork, matt and stippled backgrounds, crosshatching and shading, the left side-plate with cross and coronet motif, with virtually full nickel-plated finish, the top-tang with graduated peep-sight, the left side of lower tang stamped with "V" and "X", indistinct assembly number is found in the top tang channel of buttstock and serial number is found on inside of butt-plate, the well-figured stock with nickel-plated butt-plate engraved en suite with trap (with four-piece cleaning rod), sling-swivels, the forestock with bright cap engraved en suite, the octagonal barrel engraved Winchester's-Repeating-Arms. New Haven. CT. King's-Improvement-Patented-March 29.1866.October 16.1860 with full-length nickel-plated magazine tube, nickel-plated sporting foresight and folding adjustable ladder rear-sight
24⅜in. barrel

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Ron Romanella collection

    Literature
    R.L. Wilson, Winchester Engraving, 1989, 2nd ed. See p. 88 for illustrations and discussion of this "most extraordinary" rifle
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An exceptional Ulrich engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 109544 (circa 1873)
An exceptional Ulrich engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 109544 (circa 1873)
An exceptional Ulrich engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 109544 (circa 1873)
An exceptional Ulrich engraved .44 (R.F.) 'Model 1866' lever-action rifle by Winchester, no. 109544 (circa 1873)
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S58 Section 58 obsolete calibre

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