Deluxe Winchester Model 1885 High-Wall Rifle

Deluxe Winchester Model 1885 High-Wall Single Shot Rifle, #2434, .32-40 cal., 30" half-round half-octagon blue barrel, case hardened frame and lever, fancy checkered pistol-grip walnut stock and forend, Swiss style buttplate, Win-gauge front sight and tang peep sight, set trigger, lower tang marked with serial number as well as "PAT. OCT. 7th 79".  Top of barrel with caliber designation and two-line Winchester, New Haven, Conn. barrel address.  All features are verified by factory letter and shipped on May 4, 1886, Order No. 5616.  Condition is excellent as partially restored.  Consignor states that barrel and receiver were restored by Doug Turnbull and retain approx. 98%-99% blue and vibrant case hardened finish, with two approx. 3/16" muted spots to right side of receiver.  Stock and forend appear original retaining approx. 93%-95% of its high-gloss finish, with most of the thinning and wear being to the front edge of the forend.  Forend checkering remains mostly crisp; buttstock checkering with moderate flattening, as well as scattered shallow scratches and dings.  Barrel markings remain well defined.  Action and bore are excellent.  Est.:  $8,000-$10,000.  (Antique)

January 2017 Auction: Lot #445 

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