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    globe front sight, adjustable sporting rear sight and a short range tang mounted peep sight.
Blue barrel, niter blue hammer and breech block, and casehardened remaining parts. Mounted with a
smooth walnut forearm with iron forend and straight grip stock with a carbine style buttplate. CONDITION: Excellent. The barrel retains 95% plus original blue finish showing some muzzle and edge wear, and areas thinning to a smooth plum. The receiver retains 90% plus original slightly fading case colors with a smooth dove gray on the balance. The breech block and hammer retain 98% original bright niter blue finish. The wood is also excellent with a few overall scattered minor dents and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is excellent. Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000
     Wall Plain Sporting Rifle - Serial no. 95182, 22 WRF cal., 28 Inch bbl., blue/ casehardened finish, varnished walnut stock. Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Plain Sporting Rifle manufactured in 1906. The rifle has a special order, No. 1, half-octagon/ half-round barrel, single set trigger and sights. The barrel has a special order Lyman Beach folding combination front sight with white bead and a buckhorn sporting style rear sight with adjustable insert. A special order Mid-Range Vernier Peep Sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with
a high polish finish. The stock has a crescent steel buttplate, and the forearm tip has
an ebony insert. The rifle barrel and receiver are blued, and the breechblock, hammer, lever and
crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: “MANUFACTURED BY THE/ WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” in two lines ahead of the rear sight. “22
W.R.F.” is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. The lower tang is stamped with “PAT. OCT. 7TH 79” behind the trigger followed by the serial number “95182” behind the tang screws.
CONDITION: Excellent 98% plus. The rifle is all original and retains 99% of the original blue and color casehardened finish. There is some very light edge wear at the muzzle but the other components retain nearly all of the original finish. The special order front sight and
Vernier sight are in the same condition as the other components. The bore is mirror bright. The barrel legend, patent markings and serial number
are crisp. The stock and forearm are both in excellent condition and retain nearly all of the high polish finish. Wear is limited to several very shallow
blemishes on the right side of the forearm above the forearm screw and two light scratches on the left side of the forearm near the receiver. This is an outstanding example of a special order Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Plain Sporting Rifle. Estimate: 4,500 - 7,000
 LOT 90
Exceptional Remington No. 1 Short Range Rolling Block Sporting Rifle - Serial no. 8636, 40-50 cal., 28 1/4 inch octagon bbl., blue/ casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured from 1875 to 1890. The top barrel flat is marked “E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y.” behind of the rear sight, the lower left side of the receiver is marked with the six line patent dates, and the matching serial number is marked on the lower tang and the bottom barrel flat under the forearm. The caliber designation “40 50” is
marked on the bottom barrel flat ahead of the forearm. Folding combination
LOT 91
Outstanding Special Order Winchester Model 1885 Low

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