"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: Winchester Model 1885 barrels vary greatly in widths/diameters per a given barrel weight -- as much as 1/16" according to research done by George Madis, author of 'The Winchester Book'.
Our Winchester Model 1885 stocks will not work on current or recently manufactured rifles, including the new Uberti. Despite rumors and claims to the contrary, these later models are not exact reproductions of early original Winchesters.
We do not manufacture any custom stocks, nor stocks with cheekpieces, thumbholes, nor Scheutzen-style stocks for the 1885.