OB - EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal; unmarred wood.
PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED
WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN
Manufactured circa 1920 and subsequently professionally embellished. Each side of the muzzle end of the barrel, the breech end of the barrel, receiver and lever are nicely decorated with floral vine and punch dot engraving with a gold inlaid wire band around the muzzle and breech end of the barrel and gold wire inlaid bordering on the receiver. In addition there is a scene of two squirrels in a tree in an oval panel and five rabbits in an oval panel field scene. The underside of the receiver is signed "Engr/L - ShERmAN". There is a "crown/BNP" British proof mark on the underside of the receiver and barrel at the muzzle end. Raised ramp front sight and no provisions for a rear sight. Mounted with replacement walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with contrasting forend and grip cap, checkering and oak leaf carving on the forearm and stock wrist, cheek piece, a wedge of oak leaf and acorn carving on the left side toe area and flat checkered steel buttplate.
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