Winchester Miroku Model 1866 .38 Special 24″ Lever Action Rifle 2019 w/ Box

SOLD FOR: $1860

LSB#: 220527MQ006

Make: Winchester, Mfg. by Miroku

Model: 1866 Deluxe

Serial#: 00043ZN66G

Year of Manufacture: 2019

Caliber: .38 Special

Action Type: Lever-Action Rifle with Tubular Magazine

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER” and “Model 1866 – – Caliber 38 Spl ONLY”. The top of the barrel is marked “Made by Miroku – – Imported by BACO, Inc.-Morgan, Utah / Winchester is a registered trademark of Olin Corporation”. The left shoulder of the barrel and the top of the chamber ring are marked with a Winchester proof. The bottom of the lifter is marked “Cal. 38 Spl”. The lower tang is marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 19”, Round

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a silver blade pinned to a base that is dovetailed to the barrel.  The rear sight is a folding U-notch leaf adjustable with an additional leaf. The additional leaf when raised presents a U-notch at the top. The ladder graduates from zero to twenty in increments of five.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stocks are two-piece smooth deluxe wood featuring a capped forearm, straight wrist, straight comb and brass semi-crescent buttplate. There is no significant wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 12 3/4” from the trigger to the rear end of the buttplate. The buttplate has some light handling marks. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blue and  Brass

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are some handling marks, no significant wear or damage is present. The markings remain clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, the rifle is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: This rifle comes in its original matching box with a manual and a safety lock..

Our Assessment: The Winchester model 1866 is an iconic design, playing an important role in firearms history. Nicknamed the “Yellowboy” because of its brass receiver, the rifle was purchased by a number of nations for military use. The Ottoman Empire used Winchester repeating rifles against the Russian military during the Siege of Plevna in the late 1870s. The modern repeaters outperformed the archaic rifles the Russian troops had equipped, leading to disproportionate casualties on the Russian side. Despite the eventual victory of the Russian led coalition, the effectiveness of the Winchester repeating rifles led European powers to upgrade their arsenals with repeating arms and magazine fed rifles in lieu of single-shot weapons. This is a beautiful Miroku made Winchester Model 1866 with deluxe wood stocks. This is one rifle you do not want to miss out on. Please see our photos and good luck!

Winchester Miroku Model 1866 .38 Special 24" Lever Action Rifle 2019 w/ Box
Winchester Miroku Model 1866 .38 Special 24″ Lever Action Rifle 2019 w/ Box