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Special Interests - Groups & Societies => 1860 Henry => Topic started by: Fox Creek Kid on October 22, 2019, 12:04:57 AM

Title: Rare 1865 Win. Patent Carbine
Post by: Fox Creek Kid on October 22, 2019, 12:04:57 AM
That's right, 1865 and not 1866.

https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdjulia/item/3013-386/

A few years back we discussed here the only known rifle version of this "unicorn":

https://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,37527.msg479044.html#msg479044


I agree with historian Herbert Houze that 1,000 of these were made for Maximilian I of Mexico and that they are the first "real" Winchesters. Since they went to Mexico during trying times it's a given few have survived.