Engraved Winchester 1866 (W7189)
Engraved Winchester 1866 caliber rifle. Made in 1874, really unusual gun with period patriotic engraving. Barrel has a grayish brown patina. Metal is nice and sharp and markings are clear. Brass has a nice dark patina. Engraving is period with right hand side done in scrolls and the left hand side having scrolls with patriotic eagle in the center. This was probably New York engraved. Wood is very good. Buttstock is a replacement using 1873 wood. Butt plate is not engraved. Very attractive gun!