MARK MASTER SYMBOLISM
Having learned of the fitters marks on Winchesters. Now it can be said that the person who blued the internal parts of the Teddy Roosevelt Rifle was in no question an Ulrich. Im going to do a review of the hi-resolution images and come to a conclusion of which Ulrich was a Mark Master Mason. The horse design is Hermans, but Conrad could have also don the horse. There is alot going on with small symbolism in the shading and on the buffalo’s hoof, upper one! Having spoke to the Cody Museum! The 4 by the lever is a mark of the fittewr who put the gun together. Except that I now have three “4” marks that are definitly Masonic ! I have to conclude that the symbolism is to the 4th Degree! Maybe it was done in a manner to inspire the President to advance his learning with Masonry! Historians all know Roosevelt was sick after his South America expedition and shortly over the years he had past. Factually, Roosevelt was a Blue Lodge Master Mason and here we see the Ulrich’s presenting higher degree symbolism!
Over the last week I tried to find any horses done by the Ulrich’s and so far this is the only horse with the crossed hoofs that make a perfect number 4!
UPDATE:THERE IS MORE TO WHAT WE ARE SEEING HERE & MAJOR ADDITIONAL DISCOVERIES HAVE JUST BEEN MADE ON THIS TOPIC OF THE #4 THAT I WILL POST IN THE NEAR FUTURE!
WHEN YOU THINK THERE IS ONE THERE IS MORE!
In the study of engravings over the years I have found that many people are not able to see the smaller makers marks. This find in rediscovering Hermans Ulrich’s maker marks are found on is Colt pistol engravings and on several other Winchesters documented to Herman Ulrich. What is uniques is that these marks are identical in design. Three of these marks are found on TR’s 1876 and two are clearly found on TR’s 1892. These marks that are bold letters ” UH “and seen as “HU”! Colt’s engraver contacted Leslie Ulrich in the 1950’s and asked about Leslies fathers makers marks and Leslie said his marks were 1/16th on an inch in size. Where these are found as what appears to be scratch marks often. Except, each Ulrich had 3-4 different personalized letter makers marks and a variation of their own punch marks.
The All Seeing Eye is about a s perfect as one gets to see in the scroll with a shaded Eyebrow. The scroll art to the left of the eye does have the large 79 numbers. Done in a style that conforms to several found on documented Ulrich engraved winchesters. Leslie Ulrich’s mark has never publicly been seen until now. This same “T, L” mark is found on the Teddy Roosevelt 1892. Cut as large as Annies mark by Leslie. Now, I have read that no other Leslie Ulrich rifles have not been identifed to him, other than this rifle he did for Annie Oakley! Well, there are three Winchesters with Leslies Master Mark found. Which only means he did Scout, not the entire 1892. The 1892 is the only known rifle to have makers marks and punch marks by the entire Ulrich family. Leslie wrote the Ulrich name fully spelled out, nect to his “T, L” makers mark. The smallest ever seen, Ulrich name as big as a tic tac. Eye is dead center of the scroll.
Leslie Ulrich’s Makers Mark on the Teddy Roosevelt 1892 & the Ulrich Name Spelled out! The first time ever seen Leslie Ulrich with his name spelled out. Note the symbols I put in boxes. Read the Talisman marks document! Right here, the Theodore Roosevelt rife has not ony the name spelled out. We have one of the few known Leslie Ulrich documented matchs with a fully documented rifle of Annie Oakleys with Leslie. Except my evidence shows that Leslies dad and uncle did do work on the Oakly rifle as well. NOTE: THE T/L Mark for Leslie is not a scratch, as you can see percise deep cuts!
Scot, appears t have placed an “r” to the left of the Sigma Tau symbol. Often seen on his original work’s. Trenchard jumps off his son inlaw Franis makers marks. Note that it says Wright & FS.