WINCHESTER 94 U.S. CONSTITUTION 200TH ANNIVERSARY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. inv # 18-4081
Stock: Short rifle style forearm & straight grip stock of spectacular thin shell walnut w/ gloss finish over imagination catching red tone marbling & vibrant dark streaking. Stock & forearm have fine hand checkering.
Notes: Original plans were to build one rifle for each state using the state name as the serial number. According to Tom Trolard’s book “Winchester Commemoratives Volume II”, only 17 were actually produced & distributed by Cherry’s Fine Guns. Angle eject action w/ artwork by Master Engraver Bottega C. Giovanelli of Italy. The antique silver finished action has deep floral scroll engraving on the right side w/ 24K gold American eagle & gold inscriptions “UNITED STATES of America” & “1787 200th Anniversary 1987”. Left side of receiver has spectacular engraving depicting the signers of the U.S. Constitution bordered in 24K gold. The scroll engraving extends to the floorplate, lever, crescent steel buttplate, forearm cap, breech end of bbl. & magazine cap. Bbl. has gold bars at both ends w/ gold “Winchester” & “Michigan” markings. Gold inlaid inscription on top flat reads “We The People of the United States”.