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Lot 1014: Special Order Antique Winchester Model 1885 Rifle in .40-50 S.S.

Documented Special Order Antique Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Rifle in Rare .40-50 Sharps Straight Caliber with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1014: Special Order Antique Winchester Model 1885 Rifle in .40-50 S.S.

Documented Special Order Antique Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Rifle in Rare .40-50 Sharps Straight Caliber with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000
Price Realized:

Documented Special Order Antique Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Rifle in Rare .40-50 Sharps Straight Caliber with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1885-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 40-50 SS
Barrel: 28 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 11
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1886 with the early style flat top frame, the standard two-line Winchester address is marked on the top barrel flat in front of the rear sight and the desirable "Cal 40-50 SHARPS STR." caliber marking is at the breech. The bottom of the barrel is marked "2" twice, just in front of the forearm. It is fitted with a blade front and elevation adjustable notch rear sights, and is mounted with a smooth Schnabel tip forearm with ebony insert and smooth straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The included factory letter lists the rifle in .40-50 straight caliber, #2 weight part octagon barrel, and a plain trigger when received at the warehouse on 1 June 1886 and shipped the same day to order number 6923.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 80% plus of the refinished blue finish with professionally re-engraved caliber marking and 60% of the vibrant original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina and some scattered very light surface spotting on the receiver. The wood is very fine with some scattered light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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