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1885 winchester

dodge69dodge69 Member Posts: 954 ✭✭
edited January 2014 in Ask the Experts
Bert, this is for you. I was in a gun shop across the river in Hood River Or. today, and put my paws on a 1885 in 32 Rimfire. It's in beautiful shape, probably 85-90%, tang sight(Lyman?). I didn"t know they were made in that caliber. I have 2 Stevens favorite's in 32 Rimfire, one with a 150 # and the other with a 560 #. I would have bought the 85 if it would have been in just about any other caliber, shells are just to spendy and hard to find, probably why it's in such good shape. Anyway I thought you might like to know. Had it been a 32-20 or 38-55 it would have come home. W.D.

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    dodge69dodge69 Member Posts: 954 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    WHAT IS THE EXPERT OPINION ON THE NEW WINCHESTER 1885'S I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ANY ORAGINAL BUT CANT SEEM TO FINE ONE IN GOOD SHAPE FOR A PRICE THAT I CAN AFFORD. I WAS WONDERING IF A REPRODUCTION WOULD BE A GOOD START INTO THE WORLD OF THE 1885.
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    dodge69dodge69 Member Posts: 954 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    What could one expect to pay to have a 1885 winchester relined? Redline no longer will do a 1885 22.
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    dodge69dodge69 Member Posts: 954 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have a 1885 that has the original Lyman peep sight. I was wondering if it is operating correctly. It locks down in the back position and forward position which is to for forward for firing. Should it lock in a upright position or do you just set it up where you want it? It is the right one for the gun it is on. Seems to me there should be a stop for shooting.
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    dodge69dodge69 Member Posts: 954 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I recently picked up my first antique Winchester. It is a low-wall Model 1885 in a 25-20 S.S. caliber, and has a #1 octagon bbl. Anyone else have one? I haven't see many discussed here or on the other sites in this caliber. I really like the gun and could use some help with values. This could also be habit-forming, even though I have never been much into the old stuff! HELP!!
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    dodge69dodge69 Member Posts: 954 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    sorry Redmans will no longer do the 1885.
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    tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    With the proper equipment, meaning a drill bit with guide, that is long enough, you can purchase a liner, and do it yourself, for reasonably inexpensive. The job you do, will determine if it is cheap or not.

    Most 22 LR reline's, today are epoxied in. Barrel liner's like this...
    quote:http://www.midwayusa.com/product/129341/callahan-barrel-liner-22-caliber-rimfire-5-16-outside-diameter-1-in-16-twist-26-chrome-moly
    ...one are inexpensive, and with the epoxy and bit, you should be well under $100.00. Oh, and yes, you should cut it and crown it before you epoxy it in place.

    Best
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