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*FABULOUS SPECIAL ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 FWT RIFLE W/GOLD INLAYS BY GOUGH. SN 133730. Cal. 22 High Power. Features a correct 20″ rapid taper bbl, orig sights include Savage marked rear sight as well as tang sight, orig carved and checkered Circassian walnut stock features a rare cheekpiece and a very unusual Savage marked buttplate with toe inletted 1/2″ into stock. Gun features bold acanthus scroll engraving, a style that has been identified as William Gough’s work of the period while engraving for A.H. Fox Gun Co. Gun also has a number of raised solid gold inlay game scene vignettes featuring bears w/cub on one side, with 3 running deer in an oval other side. Bottom of receiver features a tom turkey surrounded by bold acanthus scrolls and is signed “Eng by W.H.G.” below SN. Orig wood features similar deep relief carved acanthus scrolls on the sidepanels and diamond pattern forend checkering. On butt of pistol grip are carved the initials “W.V.S”. Factory letter indicates gun sent out 3-1-1913 to Dr. Fred C. Hulton, returned for service and again shipped 12-5-1930 to “Schiller”. A note also indicates “rec not blue” or shipped in the white for engraving purposes.This unique specimen was undoubtedly a special order request for work to be completed by special craftsmen outside the factory. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in very good condition with 90% slightly thinning blue, buttstock shows minimal amount of wear with nearly all orig varnish, small hairline crack extending 1/2″ from the bottom buttplate screw.Gold inlays are slightly worn. 4-44823 LM51 (35,000-45,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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