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Winchester Low Wall

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Another old single shot to add to my collection. One of the few non Marlin Ballard guns, and my only Winchester. Found this 1885 Low Wall at our recent two day collectors gun show at Oregon Arms Collectors.

The 1885 has a #5 weight Stevens-Pope barrel in .22LR on it. Larger than the receiver in diameter, so it was reduced down at the receiver face to fit the 1885. Bore is like new, so it should be a great shooting gun! Scope is an old 1920's Belding & Mull telescope. Buttstock is a custom built one, and it appears it was once a straight grip and adapted to pistol grip. Original forearm wood was opened up to fit this huge barrel.

My 2nd Pope barreled rifle, and excited to find it at a price lower than most Low walls. The buttstock needs a darker stain, so I'll strip it and match it to the forearm better. Forearm has a small area on the bottom that is flattened and once had a palm rest mounted. Filling that in with donor walnut to make it better. Should be a fun gun project, and great shooting collectible!
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That sure is a pretty rifle! Let us know how it shoots.
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