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Wanted to know the year of manufacture for a Winchester 1885.
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I would like to know the year of manufacture for a Winchester 1885.  The serial number is #116957. 

It is not a flat spring, so later manufacture I guess.

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Edward,

It was made in 1915 according to Winchestercollector.org/dates. 

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Thank you Al!

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Edward Kitner said
I would like to know the year of manufacture for a Winchester 1885.  The serial number is #116957. 

It is not a flat spring, so later manufacture I guess.

Thanks

  

Hello Ed,

Can you please provide me with the details for S/N 116957 ?  I would like to add it to my research survey.

Thanks,

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Hello Bert,

The rifle has been redone sometime in the near past.  The bbl is 24′ and new and unmarked as to the maker.  It is, and marked 38-55.

The receiver has been re-blued.  The rear stock, to me appears not to be original, but with a recoil pad on it is difficult for me to tell.  It supports a Lyman 15 power Superspot scope.  Definitely not a collector rifle! 

Ed 

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Ed,

That would make it a high-wall.  Is it a straight gripped rifle?  Plain or set trigger?  Any details I can get help fill in the puzzle.

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You are correct Bert, it is a high-wall.  The stock is straight grip and it has a plain single trigger.  It has a regular 1885 lever.

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Edward Kitner said
You are correct Bert, it is a high-wall.  The stock is straight grip and it has a plain single trigger.  It has a regular 1885 lever.

  

Thanks.  That indicates that it was a Plain Sporting Rifle.

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