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WTS: Winchester Single Shot Rifle (Model 1885 "Low Wall) (.22 Short)
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FOR SALE: Winchester Single Shot Rifle, “Model 1885.” This is the “Low Wall” version, chambered for .22 Short. The letter from the Cody Firearms center says this example, serial number 24340, was made in 1888. Mechanically it is all good. The bore is somewhat dark and has some rough spots due to the corrosive primers used in that area, but it looks to me like there is still some decent rifling. It is a robust action and, knowledgeable folks have informed me, okay to shoot modern .22 Short smokeless cartridges (but I have not shot it). The finish is good. The wood is decent but nothing special, and there are a few dents in it, but overall it too is in good shape. The rifle has a buckhorn adjustable rear sight. 24-inch barrel.

$1375, plus actual mailing/shipping costs.

My name is Douglas Dean Johnson and my gmail address is my full name. I am a Maryland resident. Email me for photos of the gun and the Cody letter.

I am new here but I have much history and universally good reviews on the Smith & Wesson forum as ddeanjohnson (I am SWCA No. 2404). Sorry, no trades! Payment only by wire transfer or USPS money orders unless otherwise mutually agreed. This item qualifies as an Antique under federal law, so it can be transferred to a buyer in most states without involvement of an FFL (but California and maybe a few other states have their own peculiar requirements).

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