Here is a nice early Mason or Peterson Challenge grade pintail hen decoy. Decoy is in great shape. Original paint, most of it's original neck filler intact, one side of the filler is slivered (see pics). Head is slightly loose but still firm to the decoy.
No shot holes or major dings. The tail has been nicked back a little a long time ago, either chipped or mouse chew. Great patina, solid bodied, swirling still evident, green in the speculum is dark. It has not been touched, repaired or or restored, could use a good cleaning and will probably brighten up (I think it looks great as is and wouldn't touch it if I kept it).
Minor paint loss in places. Very nice original decoy, hard to find rare species. Came from Washington state, I will be listing another one I found this weekend. The item "Mason Challenge or Peterson Pintail Hen Decoy Vintage Hunting" is in sale since Saturday, December 05, 2015. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys".The seller is "skoo-us2015" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.