This is one of the limited Series Winchester Model 1885 High-Wall .45-70 Single Shot Black Powder Cartridge Rifles (BPCRs). It is NIB (New-in-Box). Only 125 rifles were made. This rifle is serial number 61. The fit and finish is excellent. The 30” long 8-groove right-hand twist heavy Badger barrel 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. The rifle is identical to the original Browning .45-70 BPCRs except for the upgraded Creedmoor-style windage adjustable front sight and a medium gloss blued barrel finish rather than the Browning matte blued finish.
It is an “out-of-the-box” rifle ready for silhouette and long-range Creedmoor competition. It has a colored case-hardened receiver with a colored case-hardened shotgun-style butt plate to aid in reducing felt recoil, especially in the prone position. The oil finish stock and foream are from grade III/IV walnut. The rear tang sight is a “vernier soule-style” windage-adjustable design and comes with three interchangeable eyecups with apertures (hole) sizes of 0.052”, 0.064”, and 0.073”. The front sight is a windage-adjustable, hooded, globe-type, spirit-level designed for longer range shooting in adverse wind conditions, and comes with 8 interchangeable front sight inserts.
On an accurate postage scale the rifle weighs 11lbs 12.4 oz with sights installed. It will be shipped in the original factory box. 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 $50.00 (CONUS only), 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.
Please note that returns are not accepted on new firearms, but, if found defective, the rifle comes with a factory warranty. Also note that I personally check each firearm for obvious defects prior to shipping.
Specializing 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. 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.
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 $50.00 (CONUS only), 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, trades are not 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.