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Lot 1033: British Proofed Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Single Shot Rifle
by Rock Island Auction Company
December 1, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $1800 - 2500
This late production Winchester Low Wall Rifle has a combination front sight and adjustable sporting rear sight with the top of the No. 1 barrel stamped with the two line address and "22 LONG R." British lion proofs on the barrel, frame and breech block and standard three line trade mark information on the upper tang. Smooth straight grip stock, ebony forend insert and steel shotgun buttplate.
BBL: 24 1/2 inch round
Gauge: 22 LR
Serial Number: 102744
Condition: Fine as period refinished overall. The rifle retains 90% English (possibly retailer) blue finish showing some thinning to a gray with some minor pitting (mostly on the lever and buttplate). Muzzle slightly dished back, professionally done. The wood is fine with a repaired stock, a minor chip missing near the upper tang and some minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically fine.