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    MAGNIFICENT ENGRAVED AND GOLD PLATED MODEL 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE - Serial number 288882B, circa 1889. 24" octagon barrel in .44-40 calibre. This rifle was engraved by noted artist/engraver Phillip L. Quigley.

    For this particular work, Mr. Quigley started off with the above noted original Winchester rifle. After completely refinishing the rifle to near new condition, the artist's work was applied. The frame has full profuse scroll coverage that is background-highlighted. The right side plate depicts a charging Buffalo with a stippled background. The left side plate depicts the bust of a buffalo employing the same stippling background technique. Barrel is banded in gold at the muzzle and breach. More scroll engraving is evident on the barrel at the breach, mid-point, and muzzle. Further adornment is evident on the forend cap and butt plate as well. Frame, forend cap, and butt plate have a heavy gold plate applied. Barrel, magazine tube, lever, trigger, hammer, and screws are in a contrasting blue finish. The rifle retains the original Winchester stock and forend.

    This rifle is a true showpiece, exhibiting the highest level of the engraver's art. The engraver's signature appears on the rifle's lower tang.

    Condition: New as refinished and embellished.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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