Blued Winchester Proof steel barrels marked "MODEL XXIII - WINCHESTER CUSTOM 2 BARREL HUNTING SET - 20 GA. 2 3/4" & 3"" on the left barrel with automatic ejectors, improved cylinder/modified chokes, and "WP" proofs on the flats. Both barrel sets feature wedges of light scroll engraving and are numbered "1" and "2" respectively at the breech end of the rib. Blue boxlock receiver with jeweled watertable and fine scroll engraving surrounding gold inlaid scenes of grouse on the right, a pheasant on the left, and a bust of John Olin's famous lab, King Buck, with a duck in his mouth on the underside. The trigger guard tang is marked "ONE OF 500". Beautifully figured, checkered pistol grip stock and beavertail forearm with fancy fleur-de-lis carved accents, engraved blue steel grip cap, blank initial oval, and solid Winchester/Pachmayr rubber recoil pad. The 28 gauge barrel set is also 25 1/2 inches and features 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors, improved cylinder/modified chokes, and its own matching forearm. Includes a leather bound takedown case for the set, two sets of snap caps (one for each gauge), oiler, and original boxes for the gun and extra barrel set. Stock measurements: drop at comb 1 7/16 inches; drop at heel 2 3/8 inches; length of pull 14 1/16 inches; weight 6 lbs. 15 oz.
Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and gold finishes, limited handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The case and boxes are very fine. Mechanically excellent.
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