WINCHESTER NO. 9 CUSTOM ENGRAVED 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE.
Cal. 30 WCF.
Deluxe grade rifle built in 1905 upgraded w/ nostalgic No. 9 engraving & gold done by former Winchester engraver, Pauline Muerrle. Her initials “PM” are found at lower rear edge of left side vignette. Engraving features vignettes of gold inlaid deer surrounded by gold circles. Balance of action has vine type foliate scroll engraving w/ punch dot backgrounds & ornate wide borders. Scroll highlights continue to receiver front ring, breech end of bbl. & buttplate peak. Pauline Muerrle was the last Winchester in house engraver employed from 1979 to 1986. Forearm & hard rubber capped pistol grip stock of XXX walnut features style H factory checkering & crescent steel buttplate. Left lower tang is marked w/ assembly # “1498” followed by “CF”. Back of stock under buttplate has partial assembly number “98” remaining. Other wood markings are indistinguishable due to glass bedding when rifle was restored. Bbl. 30″ oct. Marbles No. 3 reversible “poachers” front sight w/ express rear sight. Full length takedown mag.