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Lot 1048: Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Plain Sporting Rifle
by Rock Island Auction Company
December 1, 2012
Rock Island, IL, USALive Auction
Estimate: $4000 - 6000
Manufactured in 1913, features a #3 round barrel with a dove tailed blade front sight and rear sight removed. The top of the barrel is marked with the standard two line Winchester address ahead of the rear sight, the nickel steel/smokeless powder marking near the breech followed by "30 U.S". The bottom of the barrel under the forearm is marked "JPP" and "RECHAMBER 53 J.P.P." The serial number is marked on the lower tang. All blue finish with casehardened buttplate and mounted with a smooth Schnabel forearm with ebony insert and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate.
BBL: 27 inch round
Gauge: 30 ARMY
Serial Number: 101519
Condition: Excellent. The barrel retains 98% original blue finish with some minor dings and scratches. The receiver retains 95% original blue finish with edge wear, and some scattered minor spotting, dings and scratches. The buttplate has a smooth mottled brown patina. The wood is very good with scattered minor dings, dents and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is excellent. A fine factory rechambered in 1953 Plain Sporting Rifle.