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1885 with no serial number
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May 23, 2017 - 8:56 pm
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looking at an 1885 in 30-40 Krag

no serial number

in excellent shape, maybe too good

did the issue 1885s without serial number

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No, Winchester did not. As originally manufactured and shipped, all Model 1885 Single Shots had a serial number on the lower tang.

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Lower tangs without serial numbers were usually shipped by Winchester to dealers and/or gunsmiths for outside repairs.

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