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BEAUTIFUL WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 31367. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle with 30″ #3 weight oct bbl, Rocky Mountain front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and thin base graduated tang sight with 4″ staff. It has color case hardened receiver and is mounted with very highly figured, uncheckered American walnut with black insert, schnable tipped forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Left side of wrist has a small rectangular silver plate inscribed in period script “J.W. Hirt”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle in caliber 38-55 with 30″ #3 oct bbl, plain trigger and graduated peep sight received in warehouse May 29, 1889 and shipped same day to Order #22043. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 99% crisp orig finish with bright blue and brilliant case colors; top of receiver is lightly faded and bbl shows faint sharp edge wear; buttplate retains faded case colors; hammer & breech block retain faded case colors; lever retains virtually all of its orig case colors, brilliant on sides, a little faded on outer face. Wood is sound with a very few, scattered, very light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its crisp orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-46966 JR266 (4,000-6,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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