8749 WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 1st MODEL FLAT SIDE SADDLERING CARBINE
Item # 8749
Standard 20 inch carbine configuration chambered in 44 RF. Serial number is 13,936. It appears there were some tacks embedded in the forearm which have been removed a long time ago. Buttstock looks good and shows a lot of saddlering wear on the side and looks to be a very old replacement. Overall gun shows a fair amount of wear with somewhat rounded corners. The receiver has a real nice deep butterscotch patina coloration. Barrel is mostly a bluish brown patina. Colorful old gun that apparently came out of Mexico and looks like it's got some homemade type sling swivels on it. Correct original sights. Nice functioning action. Correct saddlering. If Madis would have called these Henry Carbines, they'd probably bring about ten times what they're selling for today. It is still a rare gun and has a good premium. This is the first 1st Model flat side carbine I've had in probably 10 years. A decent early Winchester with a lot of western character!