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*FACTORY ENGRAVED EXHIBITION MODEL 1895 RIFLE. SN 6736. Cal. 303. One of the best engraved 95s known to exist. Beautifully checkered with correct one of a kind cheekpiece with high gloss lacquer finish, complete with engr. and case colored rifle style buttplate. Orig 26″ tapered full oct bbl, Beechis front sight, Savage buckhorn rear sight, folding Lyman rear sight. Case Colored receiver features motif with deer and running dog on left side, scroll engraved on right side. This appears to be work of Herman Ulrich, who was a factory engraver for Marlin, who produced the early 1895s. Made explicitly for 1898 New York exhibition. No doubt represents one of the finest Savage had to represent at that time. This cataloger has known gun for 45 years. Gun alleged to have been presented to Calvin Coolidge, President of United States at that time. Factory letter of authenticity on gun. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in excellent condition with 95% bright bbl blue, 25-30% bright case colors on receiver, wood is in excellent plus condition. Left side of bbl at chamber has 8 or so “tally marks” punched in which adds to the intrigue. 4-44760 LM40 (8,000-14,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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