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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967 American 350
Descriptions
stock 186 open 55 military type. musket type. 2 walnut 486 barrel 187 military 37 round 182 trigger 354 sight 6 single shot 30 plain 345 metal 3340
Names
firearm 4093
Use
musket 82 rifle 1140 military 45
Date:
ca. 1916
Dimensions:
L: 46 in, Barrel length: 29.375 in, H: 7.75 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 firearm 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:
lower tang/119649/upper tang/REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF./-WINCHESTER-/-TRADE MARK-/PL bbl/MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REP MS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OC 1879./-NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER/22 SHORT/
Model:
Winchester Model 1885
Caliber/Gauge:
.22
Serial Number:
119649
Accession Number:
1988.8.215

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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