Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1370: Paul Jaeger Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 12 Shotgun

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Elaborate Paul Jaeger Signed Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 12 Slide Action Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $7,000

Elaborate Paul Jaeger Signed Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 12 Slide Action Shotgun

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 12
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/gold
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 416
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 294
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1963 and subsequently masterfully embellished by the shop of Paul Jaeger. Dual white bead sights on the matted wide Simmons trap vent rib, 2 3/4 inch chamber, and choke marked "FULL". The receiver displays beautifully executed broad floral scroll surrounding two highly detailed gold inlaid game scenes of a pair of setters flushing two pheasants in a wooded scene and four mallards in flight over a marsh on the right. The entire receiver is bordered with fine gold inlaid line borders breaking up the scenes and scroll panels along with "TRAP" inlaid in gold at the base of the rib and on the underside near the serial number. The gun is signed "PAUL JAEGER, INC./JENKINTOWN, P.A." on the underside. Beautifully figured, fancy checkered and floral carved forend with engraved and gold inlaid magazine cap marked "WHITE/SD/FLYER" and Monte Carlo pistol grip stock with a rosewood grip cap, a pair of quail carved in the left side, and a Pachmayr White-Line recoil pad. Stock measurements: 1 5/16 inch drop at comb; 2 inch drop at heel; 14 3/8 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs. 5 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as elaborately master embellished by Paul Jaeger, retaining 98% plus blue and 99% gold finishes, minor handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. Mechanically excellent.

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