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1885 22 short questions
September 22, 2016
3:37 am
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i aquired a old winchester model 1885 in 22 short from a estate sale and would like some more info on it #129886 chambered in 22 short ,markings easly seen are top tang marked US with a flameing bomb under it bottom tang has 129886 and the letter A the barrel has a oval with a W ontop of a P thanks carl

September 22, 2016
3:52 am
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Carl,

What you have is a 3rd variation Winder Musket, and it was manufactured in the latter half of the year 1918. It is one of the 11,419 that were delivered to the U.S. Army’s Springfield Armory to be used as training firearms.

Bert

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September 22, 2016
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thanks bert i was wondering if it was a winder musket.i see you are in kingston wa . i’m just across the sound in kirkland wa . do you go to the WAC gun shows ?. i’m usually wandering around at most of the shows both monroe and puyallup.

September 22, 2016
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Carl,

I am a WAC member, and I do get over to the Puyallup show several times a year. I do not attend the Monroe show (not too inclined to support the WSDOT ferry system).

Bert

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