1917 Winchester 1885 Winder "Musket" .22 Short Training Rifle - Excellent Condition!
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1917 manufactured Winchester 1885 "Winder Musket." A training rifle for military purposes, the "Winder musket" was developed at the request of Colonel Charles Winder of the Ohio National Guard as a reliable and accurate replacement for the unreliable and inaccurate .22 Krag / Pope gallery practice trainer in 1904. Blue finished with case colored breech block. Round barrel with blade front sight and factory installed Lyman slide adjustable receiver sight. Rifle also has the extremely rare option of having a trap butt for cleaning rod, rarely found on these Winder Muskets. Condition is extremely fine with bright and sharp bore. The rile is superb overall with over 90% of the blue finish remaining, Most all of the deft case colors remain on the breech block. The wood stocks are very fine with most all finish remaining and only a very few minor period of use impressions. A letter "E" is stamped into the butt near the bottom of the right side and was probably a rack identification number.