Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3376: Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Style Musket

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Style Musket

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1885-Musket
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 short
Barrel: 28 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 401
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 202
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured with standard Winchester factory oval proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech, the one on the receiver offset to the left to accommodate the receiver sight. The .22 Short barrel has the standard two-line address/patent marking and caliber marking offset to the left to accommodate the likely factory installed scope blocks. The three-line trademark information is on the upper tang and the serial number on the lower. It is fitted with a blade front sight, no provision for a rear sight, and a Lyman 45 style receiver sight mounted on the right. It is also fitted with double set triggers, sling swivels, and the aforementioned scope blocks. It is mounted with a musket-length forearm and straight grip stock with a military buttplate. (Consignor notes indicate that it was originally factory recorded in .38-55 W.C.F. with a 30 inch octagon barrel.) Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine as factory refinished, retains 95% plus of the blue finish with some light handling marks and edge wear, most noticeably on the buttplate. The wood is also excellent with a few scattered minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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