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How many left handed schuetzen Winchester 1885's?
Feb 20th, 2018 at 10:18pm
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Does anyone have an idea of how many left handed schuetzen model 1885's were made?   I think I've seen pictures of maybe 2 or 3.   I have a very nice left handed Special Single Shot but have never seen another.

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Re: How many left handed schuetzen Winchester 1885's?
Reply #1 - Feb 21st, 2018 at 9:52am
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Ron Smith has a collection of 1885 Winchesters including Schuetzen ones.

He is left handed but I do not know how many of his are lefties.

Will have to check it out.

He has a .32-40 1885 Winchester Schuetzen that has never been fired.

He did let me caress it though.
  
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Re: How many left handed schuetzen Winchester 1885's?
Reply #2 - Feb 22nd, 2018 at 9:09am
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Do you mean from the factory or do restocked count.

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Reply #3 - Feb 22nd, 2018 at 9:37am
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I mean factory original left handed Winchester 1885's.  As far as I see there really don't seem to be very many of them, but maybe it's because I'm in Canada.

Dave I would be interested to know if Ron has any Smiley

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Reply #4 - Feb 22nd, 2018 at 4:51pm
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I shoot at his place on Saturday.

I will ask him.
  
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Re: How many left handed schuetzen Winchester 1885's?
Reply #5 - Feb 24th, 2018 at 7:36pm
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I checked out Ron's nine 1885 Winchesters.

Only one was an original Schuetzen model.
It was right handed with what was called the "New Schuetzen Stock" (as opposed to the Helms Butt Plate Stock).

All the others had the standard original 1885 Winchester stock which can be used left or right handed.
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Reply #6 - Feb 24th, 2018 at 11:31pm
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Thanks Dave Smiley
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 24th, 2018 at 11:48pm
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Chris:

You are welcome.
Forgot to mention Ron will be 83 tomorrow.

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Reply #8 - Feb 26th, 2018 at 10:01pm
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Two other 1885 folks who might know additional info would be Gary Quinlan (sp?) and Fred Szablewski (sp? - again), who was one of the original gunsmiths for CPA when they were in Blue Bell, PA.
  

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Reply #9 - Feb 27th, 2018 at 9:03am
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The man that would know is Bert Hartman over on the Winchester collector's forum.  He's gone through all of the 1885 records.
  
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Reply #10 - Feb 27th, 2018 at 10:11am
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Old-Win wrote on Feb 27th, 2018 at 9:03am:
The man that would know is Bert Hartman over on the Winchester collector's forum.  He's gone through all of the 1885 records.


I've been thinking of joining that forum so I could ask him Smiley

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Reply #11 - Mar 6th, 2018 at 10:01pm
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Please show some pics of the LH special sporting.
  
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Re: How many left handed schuetzen Winchester 1885's?
Reply #12 - Mar 8th, 2018 at 10:34am
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chawk wrote on Mar 6th, 2018 at 10:01pm:
Please show some pics of the LH special sporting. 


It's actually not a Special Sporting rifle, but a Special Single Shot. 
They are a little different, basically a very early schuetzen style rifle.  Swiss buttplate, no rear barrel sight, XXX grade wood.

You can see pictures of mine here (.32-40, #4 half octagon barrel, SST, windgage front sight), along with a reproduction of a Special Single Shot that Steve Durren made for me.  ( .38-55, #5 full octagon, SST, windgage front sight ).

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