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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 TAKEDOWN SINGLE SHOT RIFLE W/ SCHUETZEN BUTTSTOCK. SN 109331. Cal. 22 Short. Usual configuration with 30″ #4 weight oct bbl, standard front sight and slot blank in rear seat. Top flat of bbl is mounted with scope blocks containing a Lyman Model 438 field scope. Receiver has close-couple double-set triggers and a Schuetzen-style spur finger lever. It is mounted with a homemade Schuetzen-style buttstock with coarse checkered wrist and capped grip with brass, Helm-style Schuetzen buttplate. Forearm is orig with black insert schnable tip. Accompanied by a homemade checkered walnut palm rest with brass male bracket on forearm which slides into a brass dovetail on the forearm. Also accompanied by a box of about 40 Eley 22 Short cartridges. Additionally accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 22 Short with 30″ #4 oct bbl, set trigger, takedown with spur finger lever and a Winchester B5 scope. Received in warehouse March 25, 1911 and shipped March 27, 1912 to Order #356204. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 88-90% orig blue with edge wear and scattered light surface rust. There is a set of light wrench marks just forward of the forearm. Receiver retains about 75% orig blue with fine rust spots on right side and flaking with surface discoloration on left side. Lever retains traces of case colors but mostly a brown patina. Buttplate is cleaned brass with a dark mustard patina. Wood is sound with stock retaining most of its custom oiled finish and forearm, most of its orig factory varnish. Triggers need adjusting and the hammer does not cock on closing, otherwise, mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. Scope crosshairs and optics are fine. 4-46168 (5,000-8,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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