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 LOT 23
Well Documented and Magnificent Special Order Factory Gold Inlaid and Plated Presentation Winchester Model 1894 Carved and Deluxe Takedown Lever Action Rifle Signed by Master Factory Engraver John Ulrich with Texas History - Serial no. 384777, 25-35 WCF cal., 24 inch part octagon bbl., blue/ gold plated finish, walnut checkered stock. This rifle, 384,777 is one of the most spectacularly appointed and rarely configure Winchester Rifles we at Rock Island Auction have seen headlined by the incredibly rare factory gold inlaid barrel half octagon barrel with globe, peep and folding rear sight, takedown, shotgun butt, factory “D” carved stock with plated frame and trim (forend cap and buttplate) No. 4 factory panel scene engraving signed by John Ulrich. Rightfully so this
rifle is extremely well published and described on page 274 of “WINCHESTER ENGRAVING” and on page 178 of “STEEL CANVAS” by R.L. Wilson. The rifle features Winchester factory No. 4 engraving as illustrated and described in the Winchester “HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS” catalog reproduced on page 224 of “WINCHESTER ENGRAVING.” The catalog describes No. 4 engraving as: “engraved arabesque scrolls, fancy border and line work, and outline engraving.”The left side of the receiver features the game scene of a hunter and two bull elk illustrated in the catalog. The right side of the receiver is engraved: “Presented to/George Rutledge/ by/R.M. Dudley./January 1st/1912.” in six lines.

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