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Very fancy 1885 22 short target rifle
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Im trying to help my dad figure out what some of his old guns are worth.  He has quite a few old lever action and a variety of others.  He’s been buying for quite a while, but due to health reasons he is probably going to have to part with a few.  

He bought this one about 40 years ago and paid quite a bit for it at the time.  Hopefully he made a good buy.  The case hardining is in very good shape, and the gun looks very good overall.  It has double triggers and a fancy butplate, and highly figured wood.

serial number is 77510,  it may be 77610.  I need to get it out in some better light and with a magnifying glass, my eyes are not that good anymore either.

i took a few pics, but don’t know how to post them.

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If you are unable to figure out how to post pictures, you can send them to me at [email protected]

Did your dad obtain a factory letter for the rifle? If not, I will need to know what the serial number is.

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Pic sent, thanks

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http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n550/dmcummins/IMG_0224.jpg

Well at least I can post one pic at a time

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Well DMC,

That is one fine looking Model 1885 Winchester, antique no less.

It would be interesting to know, if that is the configuration, when it left the factory.

Scope Blocks or not, it would be a prize in my collection, even if I could afford it.

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Beautiful rifle!

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Would there be any harm in purchasing some modern 22 short ammo and trying this out at the range?

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No harm at all.  Just make sure the bore is clear.

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I finally picked up some 22 short ammo.  

What distance were these generally shot at?  

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Believe it or not, the fellows shooting in the Schuetzen Matches were shooting 100-yards off-hand.

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I picked up some 22 shorts over the weekend and I forgot how small they are.  100 yards seem like a long way for such a small bullet and open sights.  

I’ve shot my old 22 lever action with 22lr out to 100 yrs, so I guess I’ll give it a try.  But I think I’ll start out at the 50.  And sitting down, this thing is heavy.  And after the trigger is set I think I only have to think about touching the trigger for it to go off.

hopefully I will be able to give it a try soon.

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