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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
American 350 Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
plain 345 nickeled trigger 354 metal 3340 walnut 486 sporting 150 finish 98
Names
firearm 4093
Use
cutaway 15 rifle 1140
Date:
ca. 1885
Dimensions:
L: 40.625 in, Barrel length: 23.375 in, H: 8.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
The Model 1885 lever action, falling block rifle design was originally patented by John M. Browning in 1879. Winchester purchased patent and production rights in 1883 and started a fruitful relationship with Browning for further firearms designs. The Model 1885 was made in more variations than any other Winchester arm: rifle, carbine, musket, and shotgun chambered for all standard calibers from .22 rim fire to .50 center fire and in 20 and 28 gauge. For rifles, six barrel weights were available in a variety of lengths in combination with three frame sizes. Special "schuetzen" rifles were available for precision target shooting.
Inscription:
top bbl/-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-/22 CAL. R.F./
Remarks:
low-wall frame; nickel finished; no separate record for this firearm.
Model:
Winchester Model 1885
Caliber/Gauge:
.22 short
Serial Number:
none
Accession Number:
1988.8.212

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.


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