Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.




    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 7,779

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information. Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions  |  Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments |  Glossary of Terms

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 23 days left to consign to the 2020 February 22 - 23 Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $917,493