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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 SINGLE-W CARTRIDGE BOARD. This rare 1890 cartridge board was originally designed to provide a striking visual display of the diverse Winchester ammunition line.Dimensions of the board are 42-1/2″ x 29-1/2″ image size in its orig oak frame with gold gesso lining which is 51″ x 37-1/2″. The board image is printed on wood grain cardboard with art vignettes, one by A.B. Frost in the left wing of the “W” which consists of a hunter and Indian guide in Hudson Bay Co. blanket coats. The right wing of the “W” depicts a Frederic Remington style vignette of a cowboy using an 1873 or 1876 rifle shooting, using his dead horse as a barricade. The bottom center depicts two hanging ducks. Top center of the board has the large red & gold “WINCHESTER” logo. Board contains 142 metallic cartridges plus 5 brass shot shells & 7 paper shot shells, plus 6 glass top primer and cap boxes with the massive 70-150 cartridge at the apex of the center of the “W”. Over the years these bullet boards were subjected to the ravages of time and tinkerers. The rare 70-150 cartridge has been replaced long ago by another large cartridge that appears to be a 40-50 Bullard cartridge. Board is also missing 4 paper shot shells and 1 small blank cartridge. Mounted in its orig flat oak frame with gold gesso inner frame and has its orig paper covering on the back with Winchester’s label on the back exhorting the owner to display it prominently. Consignor states that this board was displayed for many generations in a family run hardware store in Kansas and has remained in the possession of the family until its sale at this auction. CONDITION: Good to very good. Overall retains a rich aged patina which partially obscures the artwork and lettering but does not detract from the overall appearance of the board. The paper patches on some of the bullets are very dark and yellowed and some are chipped. The cartridges are mostly dark and smoke covered but may clean much better. Frame is fine. Backing paper is also dark and yellowed and 2 or 3 cartridges have been reattached. Rear label is intact and legible. A careful conservation by a competent and knowledgeable person could bring this board back to bright colors. 4-47795 JR411 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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