This is a very desirable 1897 pattern Winchester bullet board showing the iconic "Double W" pattern of cartridges. A gold painted border is mounted around the green board which measures approximately 31 1/4 x 49 inches and a wood frame outside that. The board displays a dark green background, red and white lettering and vignettes of a duck, bear hunting scene, and a moose bust (see photograph). The display consists of various cartridges and shotgun shells and nine containers of primers, each described below in white lettering. Except for the "32 Protector" round, all of the cartridges appear to be present and attached. A very similar pattern board was made in 1902 with the mallard slightly shifted so that it wasn't partially block by cartridges, as it is on this pattern. The back of the board has the paper label stamped with the compliments of the factory, hanging instructions, and the number "1590". Including the original frame it measures approximately 39 1/2 x 57 1/4 inches.
Fine, the background board showing vibrant color with very minimal fading, some scattered faint staining, and some light handling/storage wear. The frame is also fine, retaining most of the gold finish on the interior trim, and the outer wood showing an attractively aged appearance with some scattered minor handling/storage evidence. A very fine piece that would improve the display of any fine Winchester collection!
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