Manufactured in 1889. The receiver features a fine factory scroll and border engraving along with an engraved game panel scene depicting a stag on the left side. Dovetail blade front sight (bead absent) and elevation adjustable rear sight on a part octagon no. 1 barrel stamped with the two-line address and "32 W.C.F." on the top flat. The lower tang has the serial number engraved inside a scroll banner and the one-line patent date. The nicely figured, fancy grain walnut forearm and pistol grip stock are checkered. The pistol grip has an ebony insert, the forearm has an ebony insert at the tip, and the stock is fitted with a checkered hard rubber Winchester buttplate. Factory engraved Model 1885s are seldom encountered.
Very good plus. The barrel retain streaks of faded original blue finish, otherwise a smooth brown patina. Patterns of original case colors remain on the action components. The engraving is crisp. The wood is fine with minor dings and scratches and scattered blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Writer can recall only a few factory engraved deluxe Model 1885 rifles. This rifle will be a great addition to any Winchester collection.
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