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Lot 3007: Desirable Winchester "Double W" 1897 Pattern Cartridge Board

Highly Desirable Winchester "Double W" 1897 Pattern Cartridge Board

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3007: Desirable Winchester "Double W" 1897 Pattern Cartridge Board

Highly Desirable Winchester "Double W" 1897 Pattern Cartridge Board

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000
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Highly Desirable Winchester "Double W" 1897 Pattern Cartridge Board

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Description:

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. All of the cartridges appear to be present and attached, with a few having the bullets absent from the casings. 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 and hanging instructions. Including the original frame it measures approximately 40 x 57 1/4 inches.

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Good, the cartridge board itself shows an old coat of protective varnish that had since blackened, with some areas showing evidence of moderate cleaning to expose the important portions of the piece beneath the black varnish. The cartridges generally show an attractively aged patina. The frame is good, showing an age darkened tone overall and some moderate crazing of the varnish along with some scattered minor handling/storage marks. A difficult to find piece that would add "wow factor" to your Winchester display!



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