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1885 Calibers ?
March 9, 2021
7:57 pm
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Bert H. said
Ross,

S/N 106238 was originally a 25-20 S.S. (Single Shot), and it is also a Take Down rifle.  It had a 28-inch octagon barrel, No. 1 size.  As much as I like to see 100% original Single Shot rifles, I would not be inclined to spend the $$$$ to restore your low-wall.  It is much more practical in its current cartridge configuration.

In regards to low-wall cartridges, they were advertised as being available in all of the various rim fire cartridges, and the smaller center fire cartridges (e.g. 22 WCF, 25-20 SS, 32 WCF, 38 WCF, and 44 WCF).  There were a very small number of them made in other center fire cartridges, but they are rare.

Bert  

Wow!  Thanks for the great information!  And, of course, I just passed up bidding on a 25-20 Octagon barrel but it was in pretty rough shape with amateur dove tails cut in on the bottom of the barrel.  The 22K Hornet barrel that is on it has no manufacturers mark.  I did figure out the thickside part!  I finally own a Winchester!  Love this sight by the way!

April 29, 2021
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Thanks for posting the auction links. However, the Single Shots that I am specifically looking for (surveying) are those with a serial number > 109999 (the final 30,000 that were made, and no warehouse ledger records exist for them).\

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April 30, 2021
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Sorry about that, I was unaware of the survey scope.

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April 30, 2021
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Colsuper said
Sorry about that, I was unaware of the survey scope.

Kevin  

No need to be sorry… I like looking at any old Single Shot rifles Cool

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