This Winchester M1886 rifle in 45-70 was originally manufactured in 1894.  It has been profusely engraved and inlaid with 24k gold.  The client requested gold bison and grizzly scenes on the action.  The two animals are executed in high relief, raised 24k gold inlays, which are sculpted and detailed to a realistic effect.  Both animals “live” in highly detailed banknote style engraved scenes appropriate for the animals. The scenes and side panels of the action are also inlaid with 24k gold borders.  The remaining areas are fully engraved with deep relief scroll and magnificent shading.  The metal has been color case hardened.  The rifle has a custom claro walnut stock made by Sherman Mays.  It features fine 28 lines per inch hand cut checkering in Mr. Mays rendition of the Winchester Deluxe style with delicate ribbons and flour de lis motifs.  The wood has a hand rubbed oil finish.

Winchester M1886  

Bertram Edmonston Master Engraver