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Lot 57: Winchester Deluxe Model 1885 High Wall Schuetzen Rifle

Auction Location: Bedford, TX

Auction Date: December 8, 2023

Lot 57: Winchester Deluxe Model 1885 High Wall Schuetzen Rifle

Auction Location: Bedford, TX

Auction Date: December 8, 2023

Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250
Price Realized:

Antique Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1885 High Wall Schuetzen Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1885-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38-55
Barrel: 28 inch part octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 747
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 69
Class: Antique
Description:

The no. 3 barrel has the early production two-line Winchester New Haven address on the top flat. The rifle is fitted with a windage adjustable globe front sight with spirit level and a tang peep sight. The barrel lacks a rear sight seat. The lower tang is stamped with the two-line patent dates marking and lacks a visible serial number. The action is fitted with factory unserialized replacement double set triggers with the tang marked "PAT. OCT 7 79." The checkered forearm and pistol grip are nicely figured deluxe style walnut. The forearm has an ebony tip insert. The buttstock has a hard rubber Winchester grip cap, a right handed cheek piece, and a Swiss buttplate. The left side of the lower tang is marked "8237." The butt of the stock is twice marked with the matching assembly number "8237." The replacement buttplate has the number "7991" along with an illegible number.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel retains 90% plus of the thinned original blue finish and has been sleeved. The receiver retains 95% plus original blue finish. The replacement lower tang has been refinished (see above). The replacement buttplate retains 97% of the nickel plating. The wood is also very fine with a series of dings near the stock toe, a couple faint stress lines at the upper tang, and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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