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*VERY RARE, SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 SCHUTZEN SINGLE SHOT TAKEDOWN TARGET RIFLE. SN 108980. Cal. 22 LR. Spectacular Schuetzen takedown rifle with factory 26″ #3 weight oct bbl, wind gauge front sight, no rear seat and a thin base graduated vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Top 3 flats of bbl are matted with the standard 2-line address roll marking on left side flat at about mid-point. Caliber marking and the “WP” proof are also on the left side at receiver. Receiver has Schuetzen style dbl set triggers and a Schuetzen size spur finger lever. It is mounted with 3-4x, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with modified H-style checkered, black insert, schnable tip forearm and capped pistol grip Schuetzen buttstock with deep cheek piece and a blued steel Helm Schuetzen buttplate. Top flat of bbl is factory mounted with target scope bases containing a Winchester A-5 scope. The modified H-style checkering on the forearm results from a factory installed palm rest which would have interfered with the checkering had the forearm had been checkered in full H-style pattern. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 22 LR with 26″ #3 oct bbl, 3 sides matted, Schuetzen dbl set trigger, spur finger lever, no fly for 1/2 cock, checkered stock with pistol grip, Helm buttplate, palm rest, cheek piece, takedown, mid-range vernier and peep sight, wind gauge front sight, no rear seat, telescope sight mounts fitted and under comment “Good shooter”, received in warehouse March 1, 1910 and shipped same day to Order #242345. This is a very rare high wall in completely original configuration with all orig accessories as it was shipped from the factory. It is extremely rare to find such a target rifle that remains in orig configuration with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 98-99% crisp orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Receiver and takedown ring also retain 98-99% crisp orig blue with faint sharp edge wear and a couple of tiny, very fine scratches. Hammer and breechblock retain about all of their orig case colors; lightly faded on breechblock. Lever retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant on sides, faded on outer face. Buttplate retains about 70% orig blue with balance having flaked, not worn to a light patina. Wood is sound with a very few, very scattered, light handling and storage marks in the finish and retains all of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Scope optics are clear and palm rest is nearly new with a few light chips in varnish and a couple of dings. 4-46352 JR296 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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