THE FAMOUS KING OF SPAIN DELUXE RELIEF ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 EXHIBITION RIFLE
Item # W7777-19-265
If you are looking for one of the greatest firearms that has ever been made, this one is for you. Believed to be the finest 66 gold gilted relief engraved exhibition rifle to surface to date, having approximately 10 elaborate panel scenes engraved on it. Wood is the fanciest I have ever encountered on a 66! Burl 4X grade with most original lacquer on it. Excellent+ condition. Receiver retains 95% bright gold gilted finish remaining with very little sign of use. Nickel trim on the bbl and mag tube is in excellent condition. Gold gilted Beaches combination sight and original sling swivels. I owned this gun 5 years ago and purchased it directly from the great-great grandson of the King of Spain. It was in his collection for a number of years. I was told at that time that the gun was gifted to him by Winchester at the Geneva World Fair, and it had been in the possession of the family since that time. The future King was also given a Model 1873 rifle, Serial Number 13, at the time he was ambassador to Cuba. Shortly thereafter he became the King of Spain.