*SOLD* 1996 Browning 1885 High Wall Blue 28" *SOUGHT AFTER .45-70 GOVT CHAMBERING*

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  • 1996 Browning 1885 High Wall Blue 28" *SOUGHT AFTER .45-70 GOVT CHAMBERING*
  • 1996 Browning 1885 High Wall Blue 28" *SOUGHT AFTER .45-70 GOVT CHAMBERING*
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Item Description

Bryant Ridge Auction Company is pleased to present this modern production of a classic single-shot falling block rifle today for a penny start auction, this is the Browning Model 1885 High Wall! 

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Manufacturer: Browning
Model: 1885 High Wall
Serial: 01917NT247
Date of Manufacture: 1996
Caliber: .45-70 Govt. 
Finish: Blue
Barrel Length: 28" Octagon
Optics/Sights: Dovetail Blade Front with Adjustable Semi-Buckhorn Rear
Stock/Grips: Checkered Straight Grip English Walnut Stock without Cheekpiece and Schnabel Forearm
Action: Single-Shot Falling Block
Markings: Standard

Bryant Ridge's Analysis:
The Browning 1885 and Ruger No. 1 falling block single shot rifles represent the best that two of the major American arms makers have to offer. Elegant, finely crafted and finished, and smooth in operation, they are as good as production rifles get. The Browning was based on a somewhat modernized version of John Browning's first rifle design, which was later sold to Winchester and introduced by that company as the Model 1885. The Model 1885 came in two versions, a lightweight model for cartridges of moderate power with a low receiver wall and a heavier version for the most powerful cartridges of the day with a high receiver wall. Thus the Low Wall and High Wall nomenclature.

Browning produced the modern Model 1885 High Wall from 1985-2001. The standard version of the High Wall was produced in calibers .22-250 Remington, .270 Winchester, 7mm Remington Magnum, .30-06 Springfield, and .45-70 Government.
Among the distinguishing features of the Browning 1885's are a free floating octagon barrel, self-cocking rebounding hammer, user adjustable trigger pull weight, highly polished high luster blue barreled action, gold plated trigger, select straight walnut stock and Schnabel forearm graced by plenty of cut checkering and a durable glossy finish. Detachable sling swivel posts are included, as are solid recoil pads on selected calibers. All standard models are drilled and tapped for scope mounts; only rifles in .45-70 caliber come standard with iron sights. The forearm is attached directly to the receiver on a husky hanger that prevents wood to barrel contact.

The High Wall includes an ejector (which can be set to eject to the right, left, or extract only), while the Low Wall extracts but does not eject the fired case. Another difference was the pistol grip buttstock supplied on the Low Wall, while the High Wall came with a straight hand stock. High wall rifles come with a heavy octagon barrel while Low Wall rifles come with a light contour octagon barrel. Low wall rifles weigh about 6.25 pounds; High Wall rifles weigh about 8.75 pounds, plus or minus an ounce or two. Both actions are extremely slick and smooth in operation.

This example will ship with the factory matching box and papers seen pictured above!  According to the owner this example is in "NEW UNFIRED" condition! 

Return Policy:
We gladly offer a 3 day unfired inspection policy from the time that the firearm is delivered to your FFL. Refunds are available for all qualifying orders. 

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Return Policy

We gladly offer a 3 day unfired inspection policy from the time that the firearm is delivered to your FFL. Refunds are available for all qualifying orders. 


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