Custom Engraved and Carved Winchester Model 71, c. 1956, serial number 44025, 348 Winchester, ornately carved walnut stock with leaves and foliate designs, and a cap on the bottom of the pistol grip in bone marked ERB, receiver and lever engraved with the same leaves and foliate designs, with a deer on the left side, LYMAN marked peep sight, breech is also engraved with foliate designs and marked MADE IN NEW HAVEN , CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA/WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL/WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK/MODEL 71-348 WIN., barrel lg. 24, overall lg. 42 1/4 in.
Provenance: Carved, engraved, and finished by Kurt Jaeger while the consignor was in the service in Germany during the 1950s.
Gun is in overall very good condition with a few very light spots on the hammer and trigger.
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