Beautiful Winchester model 12 features a well done and master engraved game scene with fine leafy scroll engraving. Per Cody Museum letter, originally manufactured in 1915, and then engraved and converted to 28ga. The raceway runs parallel to the receiver, the Cutoff is stamped “28” and the rear of the Receiver is stamped “20”. This was most likely a 20Ga. Originally. Red bead sight and brass middle bead on a nicely blued 28″ solid rib “Nickel Steel” barrel. Includes typical markings and proofs and marked “FULL” choke “2 7/8 CHAM.”. The receiver is engraved with highly detailed scene of pheasant flushed by dogs on the left and ducks on the right like the factory Winchester 12-6 pattern. The scenes are surrounded by wedges of flowing leafy scroll work with heavy detailed backgrounds. The magazine tube is engraved with a pigeon. The trigger guard is engraved with scroll. Hand checkered with simple diamond pattern on forearm and wrist. Original Winchester grip cap and butt plate. Fancy walnut pistol grip stock and forearm. * C&R Eligible Condition: Excellent as engraved, converted into a 28ga and refinished accordingly. 96% polished blue finish remains with a mark on the left side of the barrel. Bolt and feed tube has cycling wear. The wood is excellent and free of distractions with only some handling dings and marks. Mechanically tight, crisp, and overall excellent function.
Sold For: $2,706.00