Triple S Dev Co. Wickliffe 76 Winchester 1885 Falling Block Repro in 25-06

SOLD FOR: $855

WOA#: WY240227PE013

Make: Triple S Dev Co.

Model: Wickliffe 76

Serial Number: 00354

Year of Manufacture: 1976-1980

Caliber: 25-06

Action Type: Single Shot Muzzle Loading Flintlock Rifle

Markings: This rifle is marked, “DEV CO. INC WICKLIFFE OHIO / WICKLIFFE 76” with the serial under the receiver.

Barrel Length: 26.5”

Sights / Optics: This rifle has two picatinny sections mounted to the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This rifle has a two piece wood stock set with a capped semi-pistol grip left handed monte-carlo style stock with a squared forend. There are minor pressure dents and a few gouges. The butt end of the stock has odd black discoloration where the varnish has worn off The butplate is checkered black rubber that has white buildup. The LOP is 13.5”. The stock rates are about Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is defined. There is light rust in the bore with stubborn fouling throughout. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are some thinning areas of bluing. The screw heads show very little use. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 1885, also known as the Winchester Single Shot, is a notable rifle designed by John Browning and produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Introduced in 1885, it stands out as one of the first commercially successful single-shot rifles of its kind.

The Winchester 1885 features a falling-block action, which is known for its simplicity, strength, and accuracy. This design allows for quick and easy loading and unloading of cartridges, making it popular among target shooters, hunters, and competitive shooters alike.

Originally chambered in a variety of black powder cartridges, such as .45-70 Government and .38-55 Winchester, the Winchester 1885 was later adapted to fire modern smokeless powder cartridges. Its versatility and adaptability have contributed to its enduring popularity among firearm enthusiasts.

One of the most famous versions of the Winchester 1885 is the High Wall model, characterized by its robust receiver with a high top strap. This design provides additional strength and rigidity, particularly when chambered for high-pressure cartridges. This model is a modernized reproduction of the High Wall model. -R.E.

Triple S Dev Co. Wickliffe 76 Winchester 1885 Falling Block Repro in 25-06
Triple S Dev Co. Wickliffe 76 Winchester 1885 Falling Block Repro in 25-06