In before the "no larue mount/ shoulder thing that goes up/ how do i suppress it/ no magpul" crowd.
I wonder how much that rifle cost new. Ivory was never really cheap. Not to mention gold (im assuming its real) inlay
The two headed eagle suggests it was made for a king, German or Russian maybe? Bet taht gun is worth a pretty penny now.
Originally Posted By IronMedic:
Home much does 44-40 cost???
Reminds me of when the modern Duesenberg auto was introduced a few years ago. Someone asked what the gas mileage was? The answer was : If you are concerned about the gas mileage, you probably couldn't afford the car anyway.
The fanciest lever rifle I ever saw was a Winchester Model 66 made as I recall for President Grant.
The receiver was made from a solid block of California silver instead of the standard brass.
It was profusely engraved by the top engraver of the time who did work for most of the gun companies.
Another ivory stocked Winchester was made for the president of Mexico. The stock has developed cracks from age. It too was heavily engraved by the same engraver with Mexican eagle emblems.
Winchester built an extremely ornate 1894 rifle with the one million serial number.
Marlin did a fine engraved Model 39-A with the 1,000,000 serial number. It was on the cover of the American Rifleman.
Quite the amazing piece of form meets function and just plain interesting all over.
Am I the only one who thinks that it would actually look better with some kind of rare wood?
Never liked Ivory, I've seen the real stuff and just not impressed.
Now if they were to work something like jade rock. That could prove extremely interesting.
There's one made for the President of Mexico that is heavily carved and more ornate. I can't find a photo on line.
This one may give a run for it's money!