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John Ulrich Master Engraved Panel Scenes
CONDITION: Very fine. The rifle retains 60% of the blue finish on the barrel and has developed an attractive plum-blue patina. The forearm cap, receiver, dust cover, hammer, lever and trigger have more than 80% of the nickel plated finish. The buttplate shows slightly more wear and retains 70% of the nickel finish.
The flawlessly executed scrollwork, borders and game scene are crisp and John Ulrich’s signature stamp is fully legible. The highly figured fancy grain stock and forearm are in good condition. The checkering on the pistol grip and forearm shows moderate handling wear. This is a magnificent example of a scarce Deluxe Winchester Model 1876 rifle with the rarely encountered combination of blue and nickel plated finish in addition to engraving signed by master engraver John Ulrich. A true investment grade firearm of the highest rarity.
Estimate: 37,500 - 55,000

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