WINCHESTER Model 1885 LOW WALL .22 Cal C&R Rimfire Winchester’s First Single Shot Rifle
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Category: Winchester Rifles - Model 1885 - Winchester Rifles - Single Shot
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WINCHESTER Model 1885 LOW WALL .22 Cal C&R Rimfire
Winchester’s First Single Shot Rifle
Here we present a Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Rifle, chambered in .22 Rimfire, made circa 1900 in New Haven, Connecticut. The Model 1885 Single Shot rifle was famed gun designer John M. Browning’s first design and patent, and it was the first single shot to be built by Winchester. The patent for the Model 1885 rifle was what brought Browning and the Winchester Repeating Arms Company together for the beginning of their eventual 19-year association. Nearly 140,000 Model 1885s (both Low Walls and High Walls) were manufactured from September 1885 to June of 1920.
There were two basic frame types, referred to as “High Wall” and “Low Wall”, made. The frame types refer to the height of the receiver sides, and its relationship to the breech block. With the High Wall version, built for the more powerful cartridges, just the top of the breech block is visible when viewed from the side. The Low Wall, chambered for all of the various rim fire cartridges, and most of the pistol caliber center fire cartridges, exposes the upper 1/3 of the breech block.
The top of the barrel is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A.”. The rear of the barrel is marked “22 CAL RF”.
The overall condition is very good. The barrel has been re-blued and 95% remains. The markings are mostly clear. The serial number on the lower tang has been heavily polished and “104” stamped over. The butt stock is in very good condition. The forestock has been repaired most of the length on the right side. The bore is in good condition with thin rifling. The action remains strong.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24-1/4 inches.
Caliber: .22 Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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