intrested in any information on an unfired 1866 44-40 that i'm considering makin a bid on. how rare and what is a reasonable price? oh yeah as stated in the thread it's a little bighorn commemorative carbine...
Most commemorative lever guns and single action revolvers can be difficult to price. IF they are unfired and IF they are in spotless condition, you may find a collector that is interested in the commemorative event who will pay a premium. Most of the commemoratives are gold plated and don't age well, unless they are very well cared fore. The plating can frost and flake with time. I've heard rumor that some of the commemoratives are put together with "less-than-perfect" internal parts, under the assumption they will be wall-hangers and never fired. I can't comment on the validity of this rumor, as the commemoratives in my collection are unturned/unfired/unlevered (and will stay so).
If they are fired or worn in any way, it is not worth much more than a non-commemorative model.
I've not seen a '66. I have seen a Winchester '94 "Little Big Horn" Commemorative in .44-40. I've also seen a gold plated Uberti '73 "Little Big Horn" Commemorative. Here's a link to that rifle (with a price): http://www.americaremembers.com/products/LBIGHORNRI/LBIGHORNRI.asp
Give the guys at Cherry's Fine Firearms a call. They are a good authority on commemorative firearm values. http://www.cherrys.com/