Winchester Model 1885 Accessories

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:48 am
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:37 pm
What are you using for a Hammer spur?
I have a Low Wall in 22 Hornet with a scope and the hammer is difficult to get my thumb on
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:21 pm
Hairtrigger wrote:What are you using for a Hammer spur?
I have a Low Wall in 22 Hornet with a scope and the hammer is difficult to get my thumb on


I have heard (my 1885 is "in jail" for the week) that a spur will not work on these, as the hammer sinks fully into the action when cocking.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:21 am
The hammer on mine does not


SailDesign wrote:
Hairtrigger wrote:What are you using for a Hammer spur?
I have a Low Wall in 22 Hornet with a scope and the hammer is difficult to get my thumb on


I have heard (my 1885 is "in jail" for the week) that a spur will not work on these, as the hammer sinks fully into the action when cocking.
I am one gun away from Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:39 pm
Hairtrigger wrote:The hammer on mine does not


SailDesign wrote:
Hairtrigger wrote:What are you using for a Hammer spur?
I have a Low Wall in 22 Hornet with a scope and the hammer is difficult to get my thumb on


I have heard (my 1885 is "in jail" for the week) that a spur will not work on these, as the hammer sinks fully into the action when cocking.


Cool. One more InterWebz myth destroyed. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:34 am
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:40 pm
Hairtrigger wrote:The hammer on mine does not


SailDesign wrote:
Hairtrigger wrote:What are you using for a Hammer spur?
I have a Low Wall in 22 Hornet with a scope and the hammer is difficult to get my thumb on


I have heard (my 1885 is "in jail" for the week) that a spur will not work on these, as the hammer sinks fully into the action when cocking.


So I got to visit mine in jail yesterday, and sure enough when you fully open the lever, the hammer FULLY retracts into the action.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:41 pm
Kinda like this from the Owners' manual:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:34 am
Two different animals what caliber do you have
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:36 am
Hairtrigger wrote:Two different animals what caliber do you have


I have the 22LR.

Can you show us a pic of yours with the lever all the way down? (action wide open)

Your shot of the hammer cocked looks just like mine in that state, but with the lever down.....

How do you load a round if the hammer stays "up?"

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:43 pm
Did not consider that
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Hairtrigger wrote:Did not consider that


:)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:35 am
Well, having finally got mine out of "jail" and mounted the scope, here she is:

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Have not fired it yet - that will happen on Sunday. but she is bore-sighted and ready to go. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:21 am
SailDesign wrote:Well, having finally got mine out of "jail" and mounted the scope, here she is:

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Have not fired it yet - that will happen on Sunday. but she is bore-sighted and ready to go. :)



Who makes that scope mount?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:58 am
Hairtrigger wrote:Who makes that scope mount?


I ordered it from Talley, who I believe manufacture it for Winchester. It needs Talley rings, too.

Not cheap, but then neither was the rifle.

Part numbers and prices from my invoice are:
Product Qty Unit price
Winchester 1885 (Low Wall) 252885 1 100.00
1” Fixed Ring (High) (Gloss) G100005 1 75.95

Just don't show those numbers to my wife... :)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:44 pm
Beautiful rifle Sail. Quality demands a little more upfront. You can enjoy now and pass on up your lineage as a prized possession for generations to come.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:59 pm
redryder wrote:Beautiful rifle Sail. Quality demands a little more upfront. You can enjoy now and pass on up your lineage as a prized possession for generations to come.


Thanks, Red. Yup - quality is usually worth paying for. "Why spoil the ship for a ha'p'orth* of tar?"


* Half-penny-worth

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:48 pm
This morning I looked at both of my low walls. One in 22lr the other in 22 Horner.
Sir, you are correct!
Photo proof, I used my 22lr as it is more photogenic
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:07 pm
Sheez! The hammer dropped into the rabbit hole. My first to see. Very pretty receiver scene and color.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:44 pm
Hairtrigger wrote:This morning I looked at both of my low walls. One in 22lr the other in 22 Horner.
Sir, you are correct!
Photo proof, I used my 22lr as it is more photogenic
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Dang! Now THAT's purty.

Mine's just kind of a shiny black smooth one. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:37 pm
redryder wrote:Sheez! The hammer dropped into the rabbit hole. My first to see. Very pretty receiver scene and color.

Would you believe.... Rifle looked new 2 years ago when I purchased it at Gander Mountain no box but priced at $649.00 in Reynoldsburg OH
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:26 pm
Hairtrigger wrote:
redryder wrote:Sheez! The hammer dropped into the rabbit hole. My first to see. Very pretty receiver scene and color.

Would you believe.... Rifle looked new 2 years ago when I purchased it at Gander Mountain no box but priced at $649.00 in Reynoldsburg OH
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Superb - and at that price I am extremely green-eyed. :)

Nice to know an occasional bargain rolls around, though

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