Take a glance inside the RIAC Auction Hall as we offer one of the giants of Winchester collecting, a deluxe Winchester Model 1866 with a solid silver frame, bands, mounts, carrier block, butt-plate, and end cap – a true one-of-one! A tour-de-force from Master Engraver L.D. Nimschke, the clearly proud artist signed this extraordinary work a surprising seven times. After leaving Nimschke’s hand and the Winchester factory as a custom order, it was shipped to Peruvian President Jose Balta so he might present it to Bolivian President Mariano Melgarejo.
Artistry, rarity, and outstanding provenance; how much do you think it will achieve at Rock Island Auction Company?
Antique, collector and modern firearms auction house. Number 1 in the world since 2003. Always seeking consignments. www.rockislandauction.com