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win 1885 rework
Jul 18th, 2015 at 8:15pm
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This rifle serial number was applied on April 01,1887. Caliber 44 WCF, #2 weight round barrel 28" long, Plain trigger, sporting leaf sight. I found this rifle at Williams sight Co, On there used guns for sale. I don't know did the work, Bur the rifle has been caliber in 32-40. Thanks Bonner
  
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Reply #1 - Jul 18th, 2015 at 9:07pm
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Looks good Smiley Please post a range report!
  

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Reply #2 - Jul 18th, 2015 at 9:58pm
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Looks like a single "Set" Trigger Not a Plain ...

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Reply #3 - Jul 19th, 2015 at 1:05am
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shovel80 wrote on Jul 18th, 2015 at 9:58pm:
Looks like a single "Set" Trigger Not a Plain ...

Terry


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Reply #4 - Jul 19th, 2015 at 1:17am
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Nice rifle. The barrel looks heavier than a #2 weight.

Interesting range.  

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Reply #5 - Jul 19th, 2015 at 7:17am
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Very sweet looking rig.
  

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Reply #6 - Jul 19th, 2015 at 9:04am
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I think Bonner was saying that when it left the factory on April 01, 1887 it was a 44WCF with a 28 inch #2 round barrel and had a plain trigger and sporting leaf sight. Obviously in the intervening years it has been rebarreled, retriggered, restocked, and resighted. It's beautiful.
  
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Reply #7 - Jul 19th, 2015 at 9:21am
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Indeed, that is a beautiful High Wall. How does it shoot?
  

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Reply #8 - Jul 19th, 2015 at 10:13am
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frnkeore wrote on Jul 19th, 2015 at 1:05am:
shovel80 wrote on Jul 18th, 2015 at 9:58pm:
Looks like a single "Set" Trigger Not a Plain ...

Terry


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LOL...your right Frank, I saw that he said plain, and I just noticed the screw without noticing the second Trigger Shocked
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Reply #9 - Jul 19th, 2015 at 1:49pm
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oneatatime wrote on Jul 19th, 2015 at 9:04am:
I think Bonner was saying that when it left the factory on April 01, 1887 it was a 44WCF with a 28 inch #2 round barrel and had a plain trigger and sporting leaf sight. Obviously in the intervening years it has been rebarreled, retriggered, restocked, and resighted. It's beautiful.


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Tell us more about your rifle and your rifle range. 

Have you shot it yet? That's one stout ole bench. 

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Reply #10 - Jul 19th, 2015 at 4:09pm
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Very nicely reworked!
  

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Reply #11 - Jul 19th, 2015 at 4:30pm
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How did you determine the original serial number to date it? Or were you the one that replaced the triggers, etc after noting the original info? It looks like a nice piece for sure.
  

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Reply #12 - Jul 19th, 2015 at 4:57pm
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Yes,  lucked out on finding this rife in its present shape. I just wish I knew who did the rebuild on it. Because I have a relining job on a Stevens 45 I want done. Thanks to westerner for explaining what I was trying to say. I have shot it very little, to Hot in middle Georgia. But today I bit the bullet and loaded up 20 shells and tried to get them to go to the same area code. The range I shoot at is in my front Yard. Thank God for small miracles, I live in the woods and love it.
  
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Re: win 1885 rework
Reply #13 - Jul 19th, 2015 at 5:30pm
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Sweet rifle, very classy.

I assume you are shooting fixed ammunition?
If you are interested in shooting in competition, breach-seating the bullets is probably in order.
It will likely yield much tighter groups. A different powder and bullet should also be on the list. With those 3 changes you'll likely have a very accurate rifle.



Good luck and have fun!

Ps check to see if your breech block is or has been bushed.

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Reply #14 - Jul 19th, 2015 at 5:58pm
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Called flyer, I wrote to and paid for the manufacturer's data from the Cody Firearms Museum, at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, in Cody WY. The center will send you a letter with the serial number records for your rifle. Ciao 998 Yes, fixed ammo. I have just started to cast bullets and shoot Black powder. I am trying to learn as I go. Any help with bullet type? mold, seater ,weight, Loading data would be a great help. Thanks, Bonner
  
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