This is one of the Limited Series Winchester Model 1885 High-Wall .45-70 Single Shot BPCR Target rifles. It has been shot but is in like new condition. Only 125 rifles were made. This rifle is serial number 117. The fit and finish is excellent. The chamber and bore are in like new condition. The action has been disassemble, cleaned and lubricated and shows no signs of wear. I could not find any dings or scratches in the metal or wood.
The rifle features a heavy ½ octagon ½ round 30” heavy Badger barrel with 8-groove right-hand twist rifling. It has a bore diameter of .450”; a groove diameter of .458” and rifling twist rate of 1:18 (1 turn in 18”). It is rated by the factory to handle both black powder and commercial smokeless ammo. It has a case colored receiver and case colored shotgun-style butt plate to aid in reducing felt recoil, especially in the prone position. The oil finish stock and forearm are from grade III/IV walnut. The rifle is identical to the Browning .45-70 BPCRs, but with a high gloss blued barrel finish rather than the original Browning matte blued finish.
It comes fully equipped for silhouette or long range competition with a premium grade Lee Shaver long-range soule rear sight with Hadley-style eyecup and a Lee Shaver 17A style front sight with spirit level and 8 inserts. The front top of the receiver and rear of the barrel is factory drilled and tapped to install scope bases if desired. On a highly accurate postage scale the rifle weighs 11lbs 10 oz with the sights installed. For an additional $65 a Lee Shaver modified trigger sear can be installed, reducing the 4 to 5 lb factory trigger pull to approximately 2 lbs or slightly less.
It will be shipped in the original factory box with the rifle owner’s manual. I will need a signed copy of your dealer’s FFL and will only deliver to the address on the FFL. Shipping and handling is $50, which also covers full insurance. Shipping to Alaska & Hawaii will incur an additional fee. I only ship fully insured via FedEx or USPS Registered Mail due to several problems with stock breakage using other shippers and methods of shipment.
NOTE – I SELL TO CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Acceptable methods of payment are US Postal Service money orders or a certified cashier’s check. A phone number is required to contact the issuer of a cashier's check for verification. Firearm trades are not acceptable payment. Texas residents are required to pay an additional 7.75% sales tax.
A layaway option is available for an additional $50.00. Layaway requires 1/3 down immediately, 1/3 in 30 days and the balance in 60 days. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUND ON CANCELED OR UNCOMPLETED LAYAWAYS. The rifle will be shipped after the final payment is received.
I specialize in Browning and Winchester M1885 BPCR's. I describe and display the rifles as accurately as possible and have not had a dissatisfied customer. As a seller of scores of Browning and Winchester BPCRs, and having written and published a book on the rifles, you can trust that each rifle, new or used has been fully checked out and is in the conditioned advertised. THE PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL RIFLE BEING SOLD.
You may desire to purchase a copy of my 272 page book along with the rifle. The book is titled, Browning Model 1885 Black Powder Cartridge Rifle – 2nd Edition. Since the Winchester BPCRs are identical to the Browning BPCRs the book also includes details on the operation of the action and complete disassembly and assembly of the Winchester BPCRs. With rifle purchase, the book price is $50.00 (discounted from $54.95), which includes shipping. Please contact me for additional book details and a link to my web site. Thanks.
Shipping and handling is $50, which also covers full insurance. Shipping to Alaska & Hawaii will incur an additional fee. I only ship fully insured via FedEx or USPS Registered Mail due to several problems with stock breakage using other shippers and methods of shipment.
Sorry, not trades accepted.
Acceptable payment is a certified cashier's check or US Postal Service (USPS) Money order. A phone number will be required to contact the issuer of a cashier's check. I require a signed FFL copy to ship the firearm and will only ship to the address on the FFL. I do not accept trades. Will only ship to continental USA locations.