The image below is a rifle sold at James Julia and this rifle was ccompanied by a letter from Winchester Custom shop engraver, Pauline Muerrle, where-in she authenticates the engraving as being by John Ulrich. Pauline and I had talked in the past, it was not a positive conversation because she got “VERY” upset when I addressed that the Wichester engravers were all Mason who incorporated masonic symbolism in their engravings on Winchesters. Pauline was not happy and brought up there was no Masonic conspiracy with any art on Winchesters. Well Pauline, your very wrong and over looked the values of many guns you were paid to document. Meaning, many people who sold their rifles with their Masonic symbolism not identified, lost money or their rifles were misidentifed not as Ulrich unsigned guns, but all have many makers marks on them regardless.
The double oval engraving before the hammer is the Masonic version of the Vesica Piscis. This is the first time ANY PERSON PRESENTED THIS INFORMATION OVER LOOKED BY ALL THE TOP PAID WINCHESTER IDENTIFICATION EXPERTS! The next post will show another John Ulrich engraved Yellowboy with the Vesica Piscis. What makes it stand out from all the Vesica Piscis found on Colts and Winchesters by the Ulrich’s. Would be that the rifle show not one Vesica Piscis, but 11 individual Vesica Piscis with Masonic an Seeing Eye and the Masonic Pyramid as part of the symbolism. This very important art is the other part of the Masonic geometry I presented on the Roosevelt “Apache Scout” 1892 Winchester called the Past Masters Jewels symbolism called the “47th Problem of Euclid”! Again, not one auction house, not one Winchester authority has yet to acknowledge that they “DO NOT IDENTIFY MASONIC ART BY THE ULRICHS”!
NOTE: COLLECTORS SELLING GUNS ARE “LOSING BIG MONEY” WHEN SELLING THEIR ULRICH GUNS BECAUSE THE EXPERTS ARE NOT DOCUMENTING THE ENGRAVINGS OF THE GUNS. BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT EDUCATED IN MASONIC GUILD ART! Think about how many millions of dollars are being lost in the sales if these guns over the years because no experts are Masonic Guild Symbolism Authorities!
Winchester serial number 38035 SOLD AS A DOCUMENTED JOUHN ULRICH rifle for $13000 USD. What if it was sold with the added documented evidence that it was and Ulrich Masonic engraving with the Ulrich’s Lodge number 88 identified at the time it sold! My theory on this is that it would have sold for thousands of dollars more!
BELOW IS THE DOCUMENTED INFORMATION ON THE RIFLE IMAGE ABOVE:
RARE JOHN ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE.
SN 38035. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Rare Ulrich engraved ’66 with 24-1/4′ oct bbl, full magazine, unusual Rocky Mountain style front sight with brass base in the dovetail, and a reproduction Henry ladder rear sight missing its slide. It has 2-line Winchester & King’s Patent address. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with about 2 to 3X figured forearm and straight grain uncheckered buttstock with straight grip and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “XXX” and “GO” Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is engraved “J.U.” the signature of Winchester chief master engraver John Ulrich. Bottom of the stock and forend cap have factory sling swivels. Receiver, forend cap and buttplate tang are beautifully engraved in Mr. Ulrich’s very distinctive patterns which consist of deep intertwined foliate arabesque patterns that has very fine pearled background. Left side plate is engraved with a mythical wolf’s head and the right side incorporates an eagles head and a flower blossom. Left side plate has an open scalloped-edge panel and the right side, an open rnd panel. Both front side flats are beautifully engraved in matching geometric patterns and all engraving has dbl borders. Various engraving patterns extend over the top & bottom of the receiver & top tang with matching patterns on the forend cap and buttplate tang. Very few John Ulrich engraved firearms were signed in this manner, most known examples were signed, either on the bottom tang in tiny stamped letters. The engraving patterns on this rifle are very similar to another 1866 rifle being sold elsewhere in this auction. That rifle also has the unusual signature on the top tang. Accompanied by a letter from Winchester Custom shop engraver, Pauline Muerrle, where-in she authenticates the engraving as being by John Ulrich, and states that it is unusual to have a signed piece of his work and that it is also an excellent example. CONDITION: Poor to fair. Buttplate could not be removed to check for matching numbers. Any number that may have been in the top tang channel of the buttstock has been obliterated. Bbl and magazine tube retain traces of orig blue, being mostly a worn, mottled, plummy-brown patina with scattered fine pitting. Receiver shows heavy edge wear with a few light nicks & scratches, has tight side plates and overall retains a dark mustard patina. Buttplate and forend cap have matching patina. Lever and hammer are a dark brown patina. Buttstock has a crack behind the top tang, another small crack in left side of wrist, a couple long scratches on the left side and shows heavy wear and battering, a dark hand worn patina and heavily rusted sling swivel. Forend cap sling swivel is also rusted. Forearm has a crack on the left side and is missing sections on each side of the bbl channel and shows very heavy wear with hand worn patina. Old replacement rear sight is loose in the base and shows heavy rust. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with good rifling. 4-49364 JR287