Please note that most documents have been lost over the years, and this grading system is based on order receipts, gun magazine ads, and talking to folks who own the guns. The grade descriptions also seem to vary slightly from year to year. If you have any information to add, or see an error, please send me an email! WinslowRifles@vt.edu
Two grades of stock:
Eight grades of overall rifle:
Regal Grade – all features in Commander Grade plus ivory and ebony inlay on each side of the magazine box. Ivory engraved trade mark on bottom of forearm, French checkering, jeweled bolt. Available in Bushmaster or Plainsmaster stock.
Regimental Grade – In addition to Regent Grade, additions include basket weave carving on both sides of the forearm and each side of pistol grip. Ivory and ebony inlay on each side of buttstock, and one large animal ivory and ebony inlay (silhouette) in buttstock.
Imperial Grade – In addition to Royal Grade, the barrel is engraved from receiver to point eleven inches forward of receiver, engraving on forward and rear receiver ring, engraving on bolt handle and trigger guard, and engraving on scope mounts and rings.
Emperor Grade – In addition to Imperial Grade, gold raised relief from receiver to point six inches forward of receiver and on tip of barrel. One animal on each side of front receiver and rear receiver. One animal head on top of each scope ring, bolt handle, and trigger guard.