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Lot 47: Winchester 1885-Rifle 32-40

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 8, 2013

Lot 47: Winchester 1885-Rifle 32-40

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 8, 2013

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized:

Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Rifle Inscribed George W. Cook

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1885-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32-40
Barrel: 30 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2120
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 13
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1896. The no. 3 barrel has the two line address ahead of the rear sight slot and "32-40" at the breech. Lyman front sight, filler block in the rear dovetail slot and tang peep sight. Smooth forearm with ebony insert and smooth straight grip stock with crescent buttplate. The left side of the forearm is stamped "GEORGE W. COOK". A simple internet search discovered a George Washington Cook (November 10, 1851 - December 18, 1916) who was a U.S. Representative from Colorado. More research should be done on the aforementioned individual to determine if he was the original owner of this rifle.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The barrel retains traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with a smooth crisp brown patina on the balance. The receiver retains hints of the original case colors. The wood is also very good with some minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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