Model 1885 Single Shot Rifle

"In outline everything has been done to make the gun pleasing to the eye."   - Winchester catalog, 1885

Originally manufactured to appeal to hunters and plainsmen needing powerful and accurate single shot rifles; picture your 1885 in the hands of a buckskin-clad fellow with a coonskin cap taking aim at a buffalo in the distance, and you get the picture.

This was the first single shot rifle made by Winchester. About 139,725 had been made when Winchester discontinued the 1885 in 1920. Various styles, weights, and lengths of forearms were made for this rifle; please have all information on your rifle available when ordering.

Please note that these stocks will not work on current or recent manufacture rifles, including the new Uberti. We do not manufacture any custom stocks, nor stocks with cheekpieces, thumbholes, nor Scheutzen-style stocks for the 1885.

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Winchester 1885 High Wall Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock

 

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Winchester 1885 High Wall Straight Grip/Shotgun-Style Buttstock

 

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Winchester 1885 High Wall #3 Octagon Barrel Forearm

Schnable tip style, we include ebony block for installation by customer or gunsmith. We manufacture only #3 octagon barrel forearms for High Walls, which is the most common size. The #3 barrel channel measures approximately 1.025" wide at the receiver and .975" wide at the forearm tip. Please measure carefully to determine your barrel size.

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Winchester 1885 Low Wall Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock

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Winchester 1885 Low Wall #1 Octagon Barrel Forearm

Schnable tip style, we include ebony block for installation by customer or gunsmith. The #1 barrel channel measures approximately .875" wide at the receiver and .835" wide at the forearm tip. Please measure carefully to determine your barrel size.

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Winchester 1885 Low Wall #2 Octagon Barrel Forearm

Schnable tip style, we include ebony block for installation by customer or gunsmith. The #2 barrel channel measures approximately .915" wide at the receiver and .875" wide at the forearm tip. Please measure carefully to determine your barrel size.

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Winchester Late 1885 and Low Wall Rifle Buttplate

Polished, Drilled, and blued by hand in our shop; cast from a custom mold exclusively for PGW.

 
Minor fitting is required whether for use on an original or a reproduced stock.

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Winchester 1885 Shotgun Style Buttplate

 

Black plastic reproduced buttplate, checkered, with Winchester logo. To order buttplate screws, see below.

Winchester Buttplate Screws

 

A pair of blued screws of the proper size and configuration for Winchester rifle buttplates.

Deluxe Stock Finishing Kit

Stock Finishing Kits

Convenient in-a-box supplies for fitting and finishing stocks. Save money by ordering the kit!

We offer two stock finishing kits. The Standard Kit consists of inletting black, three grits of sandpaper, filler/sealer, PGW Classic Oil Finish, neutral colored gunstock wax, a green "Scotch-Brite" pad (replaces steel wool), polishing cloth, and brushes. Our Deluxe Kit adds a straight file, a half round file, and straight and curved hand gouges -- everything you need to properly fit and finish stocks at a savings over buying the products individually, in one handy box. The Standard Kit is $27.50; the Deluxe Kit is $42.50. Note: Due to Postal Regulations, we are unable to ship this item internationally.