Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 33: Angelo Bee Engraved Winchester Deluxe Style Model 1890 Rifle

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Attractive Documented Angelo Bee Engraved Antique Winchester Deluxe Style Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle with Certificate of Authenticity

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Attractive Documented Angelo Bee Engraved Antique Winchester Deluxe Style Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle with Certificate of Authenticity

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1890-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 short
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: fancy checkered walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 37
Class: Antique
Description:

Receiver manufactured in 1894 and subsequently masterfully embellished by Master Engraver Angelo Bee. The included certificate of authenticity lists this rifle by serial number, states that the engraving is authentic, and is signed by Bee. The engraving mimics a Winchester factory pattern consisting of scrollwork and small game scenes (rabbits and squirrels). The remainder of the rifle has been upgraded to deluxe configuration with blade front and fixed notch rear sights, standard Winchester markings, and fancy grain walnut grooved forearm and a checkered pistol grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally custom embellished and upgraded, retains 85% plus of the blue finish and 95% plus of the case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina on edges and some scattered light spotting/pin prick type pitting. The wood is also very fine with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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