COMING IN DECEMBER 2020
EXTREMELY RARE HERMAN LESLIE ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1866 LEVER ACTION SRC.
inv # 01-17958
Cal. 44 Henry Rimfire.
Nickel finished brass action has extensive engraving. Left side of top tang is marked “HLU” referring to Herman Leslie Ulrich (1846-1947), son of Conrad Ulrich. The engraving on this rifle is very similar to rifle # 38549 as pictured on pg. 65 of the 1985 edition of the Madis book. This rifle, which is known to be signed in the same way is one of the few Herman Leslie Ulrich signed rifles known to exist. Madis states that this pattern is typical of the Ulrich’s more expensive work & gives the following description of this style “The flowers engraved between major scrolls, symmetrical shield and geometric patterns, and few overlying or entwining scrolls were engraved by this master. A serpent, as on the left side plate here, will occasionally be found in the scroll work engraved by Ulrich. Behind the fore end flare of the receiver, note that the border is straight, and does not follow the curve of the receiver.”
Bbl. 20″ w/ mag. band mounted front sight & 800 yard carbine rear sight. Carbine forearm & straight grip stock w/ engraved crescent brass trapdoor buttplate are replacements of fancy black walnut. Left inside of lower tang is marked “S” followed by “XX” wood quality marking. Mfg. 1870.