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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 DOUBLE-W CARTRIDGE BOARD. SN 191. Beautiful & iconic and best known of the Winchester cartridge boards, this fine board has 182 metallic cartridges with 15 different bullets, 11 paper shot shells, 9 brass shot shells and 9 round glass-top tins of primers & percussion caps. Exposed image size is about 49″ x 31-3/4″ in its orig gold, jesso lined oak frame that measures about 57-1/2″ x 40-1/4″. The body of the board is of dark green cardboard with the central vignette by A.B. Frost depicting two early American hunters with their Winchester rifles leaning on a log contemplating a dead bear. Left center of the board has a flying mallard drake and the right center a bull moose head. Centered over the top is the “WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.” logo in red with “NEW HAVEN, CONN., U.S.A.” in red across the bottom with various other advertisements throughout the board. All of the cartridges and cap boxes are individually labeled. Back of board has its orig paper cover and orig label with “No 191” below. These fine, complete & original cartridge boards are becoming more and more scarce. CONDITION: Very fine. The board retains about all of its orig dark green finish with the red lettering slightly faded; the art work is crisp & clear with good colors and lightly faded. It appears that a couple of cartridges have been reattached but all cartridges are orig and in fine condition with some light fading to the paper cartridges and yellowing of the paper patches on the bullets; the brass & copper cartridge cases are mostly bright with orig patina; lead bullets are all clean with no apparent oxidation. Frame is fine with a few light nicks and minor soil. 4-46182 JR424 (14,000-20,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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