SPECTACULAR JOHN ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION SPORTING RIFLE.
Special order rifle with half nickel finish. Action, mag. cap & steel shotgun buttplate are specially engraved as ordered. The left sideplate features an oval scene of a hunter and 2 bull elk. The right sideplate depicts a hunting dog portrait. The scenes are surrounded by fine arabesque scroll with punch dot backgrounds & straight line borders. Highlights of complimenting scroll along with fancy & straight borders continue to other action areas and the fitting. The engraver’s signature “J. ULRICH” is located on the lower tang behind the trigger. The forend and pistol grip stock of dark XXX fancy walnut feature style “H” checkering, ebony grip insert and shotgun butt. Left inside lower tang is stamped with assembly number “2386” followed by wood grade marking “XXX” and the letter “S”. The top tang channel of the stock has a matching assembly number. Bbl. 28″ round with German silver blade rocky mountain front sight and 1876 marked 1000 yard graduated leaf rear sight. UNATTACHED ACCESORIES: Cody Firearms Museum letter listing the following statistical data for S# 48662: “Rifle / 45/60 / Round barrel / Plain trigger / Checkered stock / Pistol grip / Shotgun butt / Half nickel / Engraved as per order / Received in the warehouse on October 15, 1895 / shipped from the warehouse on October 16, 1895”.