Blued Winchester Proof Steel barrels with a dual bead sights on the matted vent rib, chokes marked "MOD"/"IMP-MOD", chambers marked 2 3/4 inches with automatic ejectors, and 2 1/4 inch wedges of scrollwork at either breech. The blued action displays floral scroll engraving surrounding four wonderfully cut game scenes as well as "DELUXE/SKEET" on the underside. The left side shows a pointer flushing a pair of quail, the right side has a setter flushing a pair of grouse, the underside shows a bust of a retriever with a mallard in his mouth, and the trigger guard has a single pheasant. All of the game scenes are rendered in highly detailed relief gold inlay for the animals over fine backgrounds. The work is signed just ahead of the trigger guard "ENGR BY A. GRIEBEL" for well-respected engraver Arnold Griebel. The gun features a single selective trigger and tang mounted safety with gold inlaid "SAFE". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered beavertail forend with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with Winchester grip cap and red rubber recoil pad. Includes a second matching numbered and engraved 16 gauge barrel set which measures 26 inches and features chokes marked "WS-1"/"WS-2" (skeet 1/skeet 2) and 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. Also includes a takedown case that houses the entire set. Barrel measurements for the skeet set (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .672/.669 inches; choke constriction .003/.008 inches; minimum wall thickness .024/.026 inches. Barrel and stock measurements for the primary set (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .671/.671 inches; choke constriction .010/.014 inches; minimum wall thickness .024/.025 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/4 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Very fine overall as master custom engraved, retaining 90% blue finish with thinning of finish on the upper and lower tangs, 99% gold, light handling evidence, areas of varnish rubbing/wear, and crisp checkering on the wood. The case and extra barrel set are also very fine. Mechanically excellent.
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