WOW! That is a great piece! Is it for sale and how much?The name and initials on the backstrap are definitely W P Scott The P is a very odd shaped letter and it takes a glass to see it clearly. At first glance and maybe even 2 or 3rd it will seem like a C but upon close examination it can only be a P. Since this gun does not letter there is always the fact that it could be a New York Nickel and Ivory gun gun. Out of the 1700 or so 44 rimfires only a couple of hundred were factory nickeled. It is a shame there is no history to accompany this gun. The shop this walked into is just a small shop on the eastern part of Maryland. Here is a link to what walked in on Friday of this week! You will be very pleasantly amazed!
You're just a tease. I hope you don't cheat the Lady.The Winchester is Sold either to my coworker or myself. It will get no further. I posted it there for Bert, he is a former Cody Historian / Curator. The man when it comes to Winchesters.
My thoughts exactly with the spacer on the ivory. Really nice gun. Would have been a wonderful gun to shoot bitd. If I was living in 1876 it and a '66 to match would have been a pair of guns I'd have wanted. That would have changed again in '77. But in '76 the pair would have been some serious armament.Since this gun does not letter there is always the fact that it could be a New York Nickel and Ivory gun..