RARE DELUXE Winchester, Model 1885 Sporting Rifle, .405 Cal., MF...
Item # 4033
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Currently US $3650 First bid $3250
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Started 2020-07-30 00:00:00
Ends 2020-08-29 02:00:00

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RARE DELUXE Winchester, Model 1885 Sporting Rifle, .405 Cal., MFG. 1918, SN: 125436, Lever Action Single Shot Rifle, 30'' octagon #3 1/2 barrel, the 3 1/2 being a rare size & stamping. The deluxe checkered pistol grip wood stocks are excellent & solid, The factory finish on the stocks is excellent. There is a small 1'' tight hairline crack to the top left of wrist at the back of the upper tang. Both the forearm tip & pistol grip have an ebony inlay at tip. The metal blue finish on barrel is a factory restoration retaining 95%, with an area behind the rear dovetail that has finish loss due to possible cleaning from where a rear sight once covered. The barrel stampings appear thin from preparatory polishing & the caliber marking has been restamped. Under the forearm, the barrel is stamped under the lever spring ''405 W.C.F.'' & has a the stamping ''VP'' within a circle followed by ''M.N.S. 3'' & a triangle. The barrel is further stamped with ''ORDER No 449'' between the forend attachment lug & the spring attachment. The order number likely referencing the factory work done to the barrel. The receiver carries 99% blue, retaining factory polishing marks on both sides of the receiver. There is a very small ''17'' stamp resting ahead of lever on the underside of the receiver. The case-hardened lever, hammer & crescent buttplate all display the remains & outlines of case-colors, with some colors in protected areas. Bore is excellent with solid rifling. Mounted with a Marbles adjustable tang sight with large disk aperture, a blank filled rear dovetail & a folding gold globe front sight. This is a fabulous deluxe .405 Cal. 1885 rifle.* FFL or C&R Req. - Value: 6500 to 10000


RARE DELUXE Winchester, Model 1885 Sporting Rifle, .405 Cal., MF...
Item # 4033
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