Rare Winchester Model 1885 High Wall 20 Gauge Takedown Shotgun

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Rare Winchester Model 1885 High Wall 20 Gauge Takedown Shotgun
Manufactured circa 1917. This rare shotgun features a plain barrel with a brass front bead. The left side of the barrel is marked with the two line Winchester address and patent information with "20 GA." and "FULL" markings towards the breech. The barrel and action are marked with the Winchester "WP" proof. The upper tang is marked "PAT. OCT. 7TH 79,/ -WINCHESTER-/ TRADE MARK" with the serial number marked on the lower tang. Standard trigger, casehardened lever and checkered hammer. Mounted with a smooth Schnabel forearm with ebony insert and straight grip stock with checkered Winchester hard rubber buttplate.
BBL: 26 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 20
Finish: blue
Serial Number: 113894

Excellent. The barrel retains 90% of the original blue finish with thinning and spotting overall and a few minor areas of pitting. The receiver shows 95% of the original blue with edge wear and dings. The lever and breechblock have aged to a smooth gray patina with some original, vivid case colors in the protected areas and shadows of original case colors scattered overall. The wood is excellent with minor scratches overall. Mechanically excellent.