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Auction Date: September 9, 2017

Lot 1029: Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Target Rifle

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Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Target Rifle
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250
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Serial #Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Target Rifle ManufacturerWinchester Model1885-Rifle
TypeRifle Gauge38-55 WCF Catalog Page33
Barrel32 Inch Round FinishBlue/casehardened Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1895. Features: a globe front sight (aperture absent) and rear sight filler block on the #3 weight barrel marked with the two line address on top ahead of the rear sight and the caliber designation at the breech, a non-factory mounted long range Vernier peep sight on the top, rear of buttstock, a smooth Schnabel forearm with ebony insert, an adjustable single set trigger, and a smooth straight wrist stock with steel shotgun buttplate. The serial number and patent marking are on the lower tang.

ConditionFine with 85% original blue on the barrel, patches of mild pitting and gray patina on both sides of barrel, and a few scratches. The receiver retains 75% of the original case colors and has some spotting along the lever. The buttplate has surface oxidation. The fine buttstock has some scrapes and dings. The forearm is reoiled. Mechanically excellent.
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