Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3373: Antique Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle in .22 W.C.F.

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Antique British Proofed Special Order Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Rifle in .22 W.C.F.

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,500

Antique British Proofed Special Order Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Rifle in .22 W.C.F.

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1885-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 542
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 201
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1898. The No. 1 barrel is fitted with a replacement combination front sight, elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight, and is marked with the standard two-line address and "22 W.C.F." There is a peep sight mounted on the upper tang and British proofs on the barrel and receiver. It is mounted with a smooth Schnabel tip forearm with ebony insert and straight grip stock with a special order smooth shotgun buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 80% of the original blue finish and 85% of the vibrant original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina and a few scattered patches of light pitting on the barrel. The revarnished wood is very fine with a few scattered light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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