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August 29, 2023
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WINCHESTER 1903 GOLD FINISHED STOKES ENGRAVED DELUXE SELF LOADING RIFLE.
Cal. 22 Win. Auto
The engraving on this striking rifle is the work of Angelo Stokes who was a factory engraver at Winchester for a few years in the early 1900’s. The engraving features the popular rabbit scene on the right and squirrel scene on the left side. The scenes are surrounded by scroll and borders in a style that typify Stokes work and continue to upper & lower surfaces of the action as well the forend cap. The action, forend cap and crescent steel buttplate are elegantly gold finished. The blue finished 20″ bbl. is fitted with a W. F. Sheard front sight, filler in rear dovetail and Marbles combination tang sight. Forend and deluxe pistol grip stock of fancy black walnut feature style “H” checkering and have a small hard rubber grip.
126,000 M1903’s were produced from 1903,1936, the serial number of this rifle indicates 1914 mfg.