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I am looking for a 1885 rifle cal. not important. must be antique, exc. plus original condition and reasonable. Will pay cash or? Smile

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Henry Mero said
I am looking for a 1885 rifle cal. not important. must be antique, exc. plus original condition and reasonable. Will pay cash or? Smile  

You are covering a very large amount of real estate with that request…  I recommend at least specifying center fire or rim fire, high-wall or low-wall, rifle or musket, etc.

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Yup gotcha. I am looking for a 1885 HI-WALL RIFLE cal. not important center fire or rim fire. Exc. factory original condition, no customs.

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Henry Mero said
I am looking for a 1885 rifle cal. not important. must be antique, exc. plus original condition and reasonable. Will pay cash or? Smile  

Excellent plus & reasonable?  I’m looking for the same…and looking…and still looking…

Closest approach to reasonable would be one in .32 RF–nobody (maybe Bert?) likes ’em.

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Thanks Clarence; I did say reasonable, not cheapWink

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Not an expert on 85’s but a rimfire in a highwall would be unusual I think?

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Chuck said
Not an expert on 85’s but a rimfire in a highwall would be unusual I think?  

No–lots of .22LR Highwalls produced, despite the vexation of loading them.  Some target shooters had the right sidewall milled down to facilitate loading.

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Henry:

 

I have a nice original 1885  in a  relatively rarer caliber: 45-60 Hi-side, 30 inch octagon  barrel, Win tang and  Lyman sporting rear sights.

Shiny sharp  rifling bore. Rifle  buttplate. Excellent condition. 1887 mfg date.

 

Not really for sale, but a trade for a semi-deluxe or special  nickel steel later 1886 might get me interested.

What do you have to trade?

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Bert H. said

You are covering a very large amount of real estate with that request…  I recommend at least specifying center fire or rim fire, high-wall or low-wall, rifle or musket, etc.

Bert  

Maybe so, Bert. I kept an open mind and lucked into a decent Winder Musket and the excellent 32-40 you helped me with. I wasn’t looking for an antique, tho. That should make it interesting. I would have been just as happy with any of a dozen or so CF chamberings as long as the rifle was original and in very good condition. Can’t wait to see what turns up for Harry, suspect it will be something special.

 

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450 Fuller My ph# 519-522-1764 or p.m. Me Maybe We can work something out

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Here’s a pretty nice one:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/927784042

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Here’s a pretty nice one

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I guess so!  Like maybe about 6-7 Gs nice! 

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That 40-90 S.S. high-wall is not factory original… it letters as a 40-82 WCF. 28″ barrel. Further, the Lyman tang sight on it is not correct for a center fire high-wall. That sight was intended for a low-wall rifle.

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Bert H. said
That 40-90 S.S. high-wall is not factory original… it letters as a 40-82 WCF. 28″ barrel. Further, the Lyman tang sight on it is not correct for a center fire high-wall. That sight was intended for a low-wall rifle.
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Well, if the brl isn’t right, what do you think about the CC?  Looks almost too good to be true.

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Well, if the brl isn’t right, what do you think about the CC?  Looks almost too good to be true.  

Hard to say for sure, but it looks a little off to me as well.

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Thanks guys. I found one in Penn. ser#67062 in 32-40 rnd. bbl. I will post some pics when it gets here

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