Authentication

Factory Engraving Records

During and after my employment as a Winchester Custom Shop engraver I have amassed a large amount of factory records. These records are for production, correspondence and engraving. These records came directly from the factory or from retired Custom Shop and Product Service employees. I have numerous Custom Shop ledgers and engraving logs. These are the books that recorded guns that were engraved in the factory. With these records I can provide factory information on many engraved Winchesters. If I have information on your gun I will provide this in a letter.

The cost for this service is $200.
Contact me before sending pictures and or payment.





Engraving Authentication

Part of the training to become a Winchester factory engraver was to learn the styles of all the engravers that worked at the factory before you. We had to learn this down to the smallest detail as each factory engravers style was slightly different. This learning process was required for two reasons. The first was to be able to properly execute all of the standard factory patterns. The second, to be able to duplicate the style of these earlier engravers. Duplicating their style was important in case an engraved gun came in for restoration and some of the engraving was made faint or lost in the restoration process. We had to be able to faithfully recut the engraving to match the former engravers style.

Because of my training in this area I am now offering engraving authentication of Winchester firearms. I will visually inspect the engraving by either good CLEAR photos, photos must be forwarded to me, or by inspecting the actual gun. This also includes a letter if requested..

Cost for this service is $125.





Does not include return shipping if firearm is sent to me.
Please contact me before shipping gun or sending photos.

Winchester Polishing Dept. Serial No. Records

I am now offering serial no. record checks directly from the Winchester Polishing Dept. ledgers. These records contain the dates of when the serial no. was applied to a receiver, month, day and year. They are not assembly dates but in most cases the gun was assembled soon after the serial no. was applied. I have records for the models listed below. A “C” next to the model indicates complete records. A “P” next to the model indicates partial records.

The cost is $15. for a number confirmation with date or $25. for information sent on my letterhead. There is no charge if I have no information on your number.

Available models:
1892 P
07 P
1910 C
1911 C
Lee Enfield C
1917 C
20 C
21 Complete to 32478
24 P
25 P
39 P
40 C
61 C
62 C
63 C
67 P
71 P
74 C
75 C
12 P
42 C
50 C
52 P
56 C
70 P
88 P
94 P
100 P
1200 P
1400 P

Payable by Paypal, check or money order only.

$15. for a number confirmation with date
or $25 for number confirmation with letter sent on my letterhead


Number Confirmation