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Lot 3375: Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Rifle in .45-90 W.C.F.

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Special Order Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Rifle in Desirable .45-90 W.C.F.

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

Special Order Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Rifle in Desirable .45-90 W.C.F.

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1885-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-90 WCF
Barrel: 30 inch heavy octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 400
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 202
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1900 with the standard two-line address and caliber markings on the upper flat of the barrel and the serial number is on the lower tang. The No. 3 weight octagon barrel is fitted with blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. It is mounted with a smooth Schnabel tip forearm with an ebony insert and a smooth pistol grip stock (no assembly number, as is the tang) with a crescent buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 80% plus of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth brown-grey patina, primarily on edges, the buttplate, and the upper tang, where the tang screw shows considerable marring. The wood is fine with a hidden repair in the stock inlet that has allowed some gaps around the upper tang and a slightly loose fit, and otherwise minimal handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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