This has lifted me more than my morning coffee!
I have seen many photos of other red Winchesters which appear to be a much deeper shade of red. Mine is a very pure cadmium red, with quite a lot of orange. Can't tell which is closest in the photos above.
The "bright red" is the less common, and is arrestingly red, reminding me of Christmas, whereas the "dark red" is quite sober and business-like. Sounds as though yours is the bright variety Josh.
Thanks for the pdf, really good quality.
You're welcome. The photos are also on Flickr . Some of nuances in the colours are more evident when the images are enlarged there and viewed against a black background.
Thank you for this gmax, great stuff!