This is an early Winchester 1885 Hi Wall, not a repo, but real deal Winchester in a great caliber 45-90. Has the #3 oct barrel, single set trigger. The wood is perfect, not a singe ding,gouge ect.. This entire gun is as perfect as you will find in an original HiWall. I cannot find the original Cody letter, but it is here somewhere. I will find it before the gun ships.The gun left as a 40-65 but records show returned and rebarreled,so it is factory correct. I had this gun restored 20+/- years ago by 2 of the Souths greatest Gunsmiths, both have passed since but their finishes and case coloring is as good as you will ever find. Personally I think their work way exceeded the contemporary popular Antique restorer that we all have heard of. There is not a screw,sight, barrel etc finish that is not dead on correct as Winchester originally did. And the case coloring is the best I have seen. I have always loved being able to hold one of these guns in the exact condition they were when they left the factory 100+ years ago. I have many standard guns that I have had restored as this one is. This gun is without a doubt the most sought after caliber for hiwalls and the condition is exactly as it would have been 100+ years ago leaving the factory. My buy it price is just about 1/2 what you would spend having the same gun restored currently to similar condition,and I honestly don't believe the result would be as good. I have shot the gun a number of times and shoot dead straight. You can shoot 45-70's as well thru this gun.I would suggest using "cowboy" loads vs modern high pressure loads, but to each their own. I will give a 3 day for anyone who purchases. This gun is an antique,pre 1898 manufacturer so it does not need to be transfered with a FFL, but I will be more than happy to send thru my FFL if requested. I will only sell to verified GA buyers and will request a copy of your drivers license before I send. Must be 21 years old to purchase. Email with any questions. I can provide additional pictures if requested..
I was offered $2500 for this gun and the buyer was not able to complete the transaction, so I am lowering the price to $2500 for the GA board.. $2500 for this gun is a steal. Seriously doubt any dealer would sell an as found 45-90 hi wall for this price, much less one with 2-3x this cost in restoration fees. I will hold this open until 26 Dec. SO this is it, it sells or stays here.
will ship via UPS next day delivery