CUSTOM WINCHESTER HI-WALL WITH SWISS BUTT
Guns International #: 101215363 Seller's Inventory #: W278A
Category: Winchester Rifles - Model 1885 - Winchester Rifles - Antique Single Shot
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Seller: LeRoy Merz Antique Guns
Company: Merz Antique Guns
Member Since: 10/27/09
First Name: LeRoy
Last Name: Merz
Country: United States
Phone: (218) 739-3255
Fax: (218) 739-4599
Number of Active Listings: 955
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
This 1885 has the classical deluxe Schuetzen style stock with the less exaggerated Swiss buttplate. For most shooters this would make it more usable. Wood is beautiful "starburst" dlx wood in VG condition. Some scratches and handling marks. Nice fitting. Forearm wood is also dlx in VG cond also. Nice Vernier mid-height tang site and globe front sight. Bbl also has blocks for Winchester or Lyman scope. Custom with orig Winchester #3 bbl which is now 26". This bbl has been set back evident by the bbl markings being partially obscured by the receiver bridge. Someone did some magnificent high quality work on this bbl in taking a 22 cal bbl (believed to have been) and having it re-bored and re-rifled into a 25 cal. This is a 25 cal "Wildcat" built by someone with talent. We don't know exactly what Wildcat cartridge this is chambered in since that information was lost in time. It is a rim cartridge in a large diameter and not based on 45-70 nor 38-55. A chamber casting would have to be done. With the size of the case, this one will have some punch to it. Another feature is the double-set trigger that works nicely. Lower tang is a replacement that likely was ordered when they built this gun. No serial number. Nearly all metal finish remains. A nice deep blue and very good looking. If you are into Wildcating this would be a dandy!
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. Just recently we mailed the 129th edition of our privately-published catalog. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 5,500.