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Smokeless powder round in a 1985 high wall.
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MICHAEL Dorris
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July 11, 2023 - 8:22 am
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I have my great-grandfather’s 1885 highwall and the caliber of US thirty, which is 3040 Craig, one of the first smokeless rounds produced this gun come off the table into the warehouse and I think it was 1891.  This thing shoots like a champ today. I’ve shot several Dear was it Had 0 idea how rare this gun was. With research, they only produced 1059 of them in the first Production series and in the second, they produced ten more Which leads to the total, there were only one thousand sixty nine of the highwall made in that calibre, It’s been a pretty fun learning experience of the Winchester firearms old moses browning was one intelligent individual Wish I could figure out how to post this might not get anywhere 

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Hello Michael,

What is the serial number on your Single Shot (high-wall) rifle?  With it I can look up the exact date of manufacture.

Per the factory records, Winchester manufactured 1,067 Single Shot rifles in the 30 U.S. (30/40 Krag) that can be lettered.  Thus far, I have located an additional 16 rifles in that cartridge that are in the 110000 – 140000 serial range (those that cannot be lettered).  My estimate is that the total production was slightly more than 1,100.  In the Model 1895 lever-action, many thousands were manufactured in 30 U.S. (a.k.a. 30 Army).

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This is one of two high-wall rifles I own that is chambered for the 30 U.S. (and it just happens to be a Take Down).

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Beautiful rifle Bert. Finding a 30 in that condition must have taken awhile. The caliber roll stamp on mine just says 30, missing the US as far as I can tell. It might have been a light stamp I don’t believe the barrels been set back.

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Northwoodneil said
Beautiful rifle Bert. Finding a 30 in that condition must have taken awhile. The caliber roll stamp on mine just says 30, missing the US as far as I can tell. It might have been a light stamp I don’t believe the barrels been set back.  

Thanks, and it did take awhile… I picked it up at the Big Reno show in April of 2015.

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