MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF WINCHESTER M1885 SINGLE SHOT HIGH WALL SPECIAL SPORTING RIFLES BY BALLARD GRP 3
Serial Number “W191” is chambered in .38-55. This rifle features metal finished in French Grey . The barrel is a #3. The right side of the action features a relief image of Sacagawea, a Lemhi Shoshone woman who acted as interpreter and guide for the Lewis & Clark expedition. At the bottom of Sacagawea's hair is engraved the name "HARRY JACKSON", the sculptor who created the bronze Sacagawea statue that stands in the Greever Cashman Garden at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center . The left side of the action is engraved with a prairie scene of pronghorn antelope and bison with mountains in the background and a banner border. Each side of the top of the receiver behind the hammer has an engraved, high relief grizzly bear in an oval panel. The upper receiver tang is engraved "Two of Two". The outer box of the cocking lever has the Seal of Kriendler Gallery of Contemporary Western Art, in commemoration of one of the several western art galleries located within the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The serial number "W191" is engraved on the bottom of the action and is flanked with outwardly pointing arrows. As found on “W190”, the lower receiver tang is engraved with the signature of the Master Engraver "Joseph / Cody, Wy.".
This is a beautifully matched pair of master engraved, custom built Winchester Model 1885 Special Sporting rifles purpose-built by the Ballard Company, and as such are one of a kind....a true pair of heirloom rifles with historical ties to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center at Cody, WY.
This pair of heirloom rifles are New, as hand built and engraved.
NOTE:THIS IS PHOTO GROUP THREE OF THREE PHOTO SETS. PLEASE SEE THE OTHER TWO SETS, AN INTRODUCTION SET AND THE SET FOR W190, THE BUFFALO BILL RIFLE. (NOTE: there are three photo groups for this outstanding pair of Ballard/Winchesters. Please use the SEARCH function on the HOME page to search for BALLARD to view the three photo groups.)