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What is a Solid Silver Winchester Worth?

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?

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