Manufactured in 1893 and subsequently embellished. Profuse floral scroll engraving on a punch dot background and accented with gold inlaid line borders terminating in scrolls is featured on the receiver, takedown color, lever and forend cap. The receiver has fine game animal scenes engraved inside gold outlined oval panels: a stag on the left side, a bear on the right side and mountain goat on the underside. The takedown latch and bolt are also engraved. Dovetail blade and elevation adjustable sights on a barrel marked with the two-line address and "44 WCF." Upper tang has the three-line model/patent date marking, and upper tang and tang screw are drilled/tapped for sight mounting. A small "Crown/BNP" proof is stamped on the lower left side of the receiver. Checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with hard rubber Winchester grip cap, blank silver initial oval and checkered bare buttplate with toe and heel plates.
Very fine as professionally custom embellished overall, retaining 98% plus of the blue finish showing faint takedown wear on the magazine tube. The engraving is crisp. The wood is fine with some scattered minor handling marks and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.
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