This Winchester Model 12 features white bead front and middle bead sights on a ventilated rib barrel with "full" marked choke. The receiver features near full coverage masterfully engraved tight scroll work with four panel scenes, two on each side, by Heinrich Krieghoff. Both of the front scenes feature three ducks and both of the rear scenes feature two pointer dogs. Each of the animals in the four scenes are relief gold inlaid. Signed "ENGRAVED BY/HEINRICH KRIEGHOFF" at the head of the loading port. The number "46" is stamped just ahead of the lower tang screw. Mounted to a beautifully figured, multi-point checkered, pistol grip walnut forend and buttstock with engraved blued steel pistol grip cap, initial oval featuring the initials "E.V.O." and red Winchester recoil pad.
Extremely fine as elaborately custom embellished by Heinrich Krieghoff. Retaining 98% plus refinished blue finish on the barrel. The receiver retains crisp engraving and bright gold inlays. Wood is fine with some handling marks, a small hairline crack on the left side of the forearm, and crisp engraving. Mechanically excellent.
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