c1917 SCARCE .25-20 SS WINCHESTER Model 1885 LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT Rifle C&R
John M. Browning’s First Design and Patent!
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Rifle, chambered in .25-20 S.S., made in 1917 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 overall condition is very good. Strong action with a crisp trigger. This example’s bore is reflective with strong rifling. The walnut stock is solid with an expected amount of wear. Drilled and tapped atop the barrel near the frame. A nice target or varmint rifle from Winchester circa 1917!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 28 inches.
Caliber: .25-20 S.S.
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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