Avatar
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Lost password?
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 184
Member Since:
October 6, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
June 30, 2021 - 11:08 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Picked this up. Very odd configuration. Nickel trimmed, xxx wood. Reversed rear sight. Original rods in butt.20210525_074820.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Montana
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 656
Member Since:
November 2, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
June 30, 2021 - 11:33 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Very odd and extremely rare.  Is it in a serial range that can letter?  Would like to see a close-up of the nose cap from the front.  Not doubting that it’s  real, just interested  in  seeing  how  they  made it.

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 184
Member Since:
October 6, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
June 30, 2021 - 11:48 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

It’s just below the letter range. 118 thousand range. Same configuration gun two #’s away sold a couple years back at Morphys. thumbnail-5.jpegImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Montana
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 656
Member Since:
November 2, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
July 1, 2021 - 12:27 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Looks  real to me.  However, you’ll  probably find someone  who  calls  it  a fake.

Avatar
Wisconsin
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4338
Member Since:
May 2, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
July 1, 2021 - 1:33 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

There is one in the Madis book page 66 with a half mag.

Bob

WACA Life Member---
NRA Life Member----
Cody Firearms member since 1991
Researching the Winchester 1873's

73_86cutaway.jpg

Email: [email protected]

Avatar
Northern edge of the D/FW Metromess
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 5218
Member Since:
November 7, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
July 2, 2021 - 1:59 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Prettiest wood I’ve seen on an 1866. Very nice!

 

Mike

Life Member TSRA, Endowment Member NRA
BBHC Member, TGCA Member
Smokeless powder is a passing fad! -Steve Garbe
I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. -Woodrow F. Call, Lonesome Dove
Some of my favorite recipes start out with a handful of depleted counterbalance devices.-TXGunNut
Presbyopia be damned, I'm going to shoot this thing! -TXGunNut
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 12
Member Since:
April 23, 2021
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
July 22, 2021 - 12:15 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I had one of these half mag 66’s yrs ago that Madis lettered for me. He stated it was his opinion these were employee take outs,at the time mine was one of 3 he had ever seen. Same nickle trim on mine, block had engraving on mine and better wood vs normal. That gun is original ,absolutely is. The end cap was unique and same as one I had..

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 184
Member Since:
October 6, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
July 22, 2021 - 8:57 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I don’t think it is a employee take home although I know that has happened with other oddities. I’m 100% confident this was a special order production run of guns. An identical configuration (down to the eyelet sling swivels versus the wide version) gun 2 serial numbers away was sold a few years ago at Morphy’s. Norm Vegley and several others have agreed its an authentic half mag. 

Casey

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 12
Member Since:
April 23, 2021
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
9
July 23, 2021 - 1:05 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

nanzca said
I don’t think it is a employee take home although I know that has happened with other oddities. I’m 100% confident this was a special order production run of guns. An identical configuration (down to the eyelet sling swivels versus the wide version) gun 2 serial numbers away was sold a few years ago at Morphy’s. Norm Vegley and several others have agreed its an authentic half mag. 

Casey  

Not making a personal opinion on the “employee take out” deal, this is what George put in the letter he wrote for my gun. Sold it years ago and whoever owns it now has that letter. Do you have a link to the gun sold at Morphy’s, i bet it was my gun. Morphy bought a auction house,if memory serves me, which was the one i sold mine years ago.SOme reason can’t recall name right now.. Somewhere in the NorthEast,NH or VT maybe??

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 184
Member Since:
October 6, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 12
Member Since:
April 23, 2021
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11
July 24, 2021 - 12:33 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

nanzca said
https://auctions.morphyauctions.com/_A__MAGNIFICENT_WINCHESTER_MODEL_1866_DELUXE_RIFLE-LOT287046.aspx  

Yep,that is not my gun,mine had a crack in the wrist. Interesting to see the realized price,sold mine in early 2000’s for same if not more money at auction. Crazy how some guns are on fire,while others(I argue these BM 66’s are deserving) seem stagnant.

 Nice gun you have here……..

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Online: tsillik, TR, 450 Fuller, [email protected]
Guest(s) 76
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6550
TXGunNut: 5218
Chuck: 4703
steve004: 4357
1873man: 4338
Big Larry: 2360
twobit: 2324
mrcvs: 1783
TR: 1733
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 12950
Posts: 113018

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1794
Members: 8953
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3
Navigation