Project Description


This is a 1/4 scale Model 1866 Winchester carbine made & marketed by Fred Thacker of El Paso, Texas back in the 1950’s to mid 1960’s.  9 7/8″ long overall with a 5″ round barrel of .086 caliber.  Brass receiver, sideplates, and buttplate.  The remaining metal parts are blued steel.  Straight grained walnut buttstock & forearm.  Carbine flip type rear sight.  Crescent buttplate.  Checkered hammer spur.  The left side of the frame has the staple for a saddle ring, but no saddle ring.  This piece is only partially functional, and was made that way.  The lever cocks the hammer, and the trigger releases the hammer.  The cartridge lifter does not move, and the magazine is not functional.  This piece looks like it was made in 1866!  The brass has a dark brown mustard patina.  The steel parts show about 60% original thinning blue, the balance turning a pleasing smooth gray/brown.  The wood shows about 95% of the original varnish and is just darkened from age.  This is the first one of these I have been able to offer in several years.  Price Reduced:  $975.00.