INTERESTING 1885 LOW WALL WINCHESTER FACTORY TEST RIFLE CALIBER 22 SHORT
Guns International #: 101622929 Seller's Inventory #: 5166
Category: Winchester Rifles - Model 1885 - Winchester Rifles - 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
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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This interesting Winchester was used as an ammunition testing rifle at the factory. Caliber is 22 SHORT. 23-1/2 inch round #1 barrel is hand-stamped "3-19-38." Of course this bore has seen a lot of use, but it is still bright. Has marks on stock and metal consistent with being clamped down to a bench. 90% blue on left side of frame, right side is 75% blue with wear marks. Barrel has 80% blue with localized wear patterns. Rifle style buttplate. Lyman beaded front and a Marbles rear sight. Factory letter states it was shipped in 1901, then returned and repaired in 1908, 1909 and 1910. Would make an interesting display piece for the low wall or ammo collector.
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. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 1,950.