184. Custom Winchester Model 1912 Pigeon Grade Trap Slide Action Shotgun Engraved by Pauline Muerrle

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serial #Y2003853, 12 ga., 30? ventilated rib barrel choked full with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 99%, top-quality restored blue finish. The bolt body and carrier show vibrant engine turning with no discernible wear. The checkered walnut pistolgrip Monte Carlo buttstock and extended semi-beavertail style forend rate excellent to as-new. Both show stunning grain figure, the buttstock with blued steel pistolgrip cap and red ribbed Winchester ventilated recoil pad. The magazine extension/support features an engraved pigeon and the receiver has been masterfully engraved by former Winchester engraver Pauline Muerrle in the factory 12-4 pattern with loose open scroll and waterfowl right and dogs-on-point left. The barrel features the offset factory proofs denoting a factory ventilated rib, there is no discernible proof on the receiver. The gun comes with a small handwritten receipt from Pauline Muerrle to the consignor, mentioning the gun and final total for engraving, the serial number is penned in at the bottom of the note but by a different hand. Overall an absolutely lovely, as-new, upgraded Winchester Model 12 Pigeon Grade Trap. (38585-38) {MODERN} (2500/3500) SOLD FOR $2,415.00

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