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Was checkering in the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s done by outside contractors? If so, was there a slight variance in the way they carried out the patterns, for example H pattern? Or did the same Winchester employee’s do the carving, similar to how only a few did the metal engraving.

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Al,

Winchester did there own checkering. It would depend on a specific model as to how the checkering patterns changed over time. I know the 73’s changed from a course early on to a more fine checking along with the pattern changing over time. Winchester did have different patterns that that would be used depending on the how much you wanted to spend.

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Al,

Winchester did there own checkering. It would depend on a specific model as to how the checkering patterns changed over time. I know the 73’s changed from a course early on to a more fine checking along with the pattern changing over time. Winchester did have different patterns that that would be used depending on the how much you wanted to spend.

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I am referring to H style checkering and the model 1894. Just wondering if there were slight variations in the H pattern depending on who, at Winchester did the work, kind of their own "style" if you will, and were there slight variations of this style over time.

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Al,

They tried to be as consistent as they could with a factory pattern but they were done by hand so there will be slight variations.

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thanks Bob, that’s what I figured. Do you happen to know how many lines per inch? (I think that’s what you call it). 24?, 20?

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Al,

I checked a gun I have with H checkering and it measured 20 to 22 lines per inch.

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Thanks Bob. I am looking at an 1894 with H checkering, and want to be able to compare it to something.

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