Uberti 1885 Single Shot High Wall Sporting 30" 45-70

The production of the Single Shot started in September 1885 using the Browning patent and terminated towards the end of 1920. It became one of the best known guns and was regarded as being the best Single Shot ever to be made. Few guns have been made in so many different calibres – high walls even served in the development of the 7.62 Nato round. The gun was produced during a period in which target shooting was a really popular sport they were used in International Competitions at 1000 yards. Read More
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Shooting exhibitions and marksmanship contests grew rapidly in popularity and participation in the years following the American Civil War. From the 1870s until 1920, competitive shooting was as popular with Americans as golf is today. By 1882 American rifle manufacturers such as Remington, Sharps and Stevens had all made firearms specifically for use in competitions. In 1883 Winchester began work on a single-shot rifle for use in shooting matches.

John Moses Browning collaborated with Winchester engineers to develop two rifles – the High-Wall and Low-Wall Model 1885. The Low-Wall Winchester Model 1885 had an exposed hammer and was made to accommodate relatively small, less powerful cartridges such as the .22 Short, .32-20 WCF and .38-40 WCF.

The High-Wall Model 1885 was built to handle larger and more powerful calibers such as the .45-70, .45-90 and .50-90, and its hammer was partially covered by the gun’s steel frame. The Model 1885’s action was so strong the gun served as a platform for future testing and development of new high-powered rifle cartridges.

Not only was the Model 1885 highly successful as a competition firearm, but it soon earned a reputation for rugged reliability. Famed hunter, shooter and writer Ned Roberts (inventor of the .257 Roberts cartridge) once described the Model 1885 as, “the most reliable, strongest, and altogether best single shot rifle ever produced.” Uberti’s 1885 High-Wall Rifles are perfect for hunters and shooters who relish the challenge of hitting the mark with a single-shot rifle.

They are chambered in .45-70, just like the original, and are capable of taking any big game in North America. They are also great for big-caliber, long-range shooting competitions. Handsome bluing on the octagonal barrels teams with the rich Walnut stocks and forends to enhance their sleek appearance.

Two versions of the 1885 High-Wall Rifle are available with case-hardened frames, open sights and your choice of a 30” or 32” barrel. Uberti is today’s oldest-operating manufacturer of Old West firearms. Founded in 1959 in Gardone, Italy, it has consistently offered modern enthusiasts the opportunity to own and shoot premium-quality replicas of historical firearms.

On this side of the ocean, Uberti firearms have become a cherished part of Americana by appearing at the sides of heroes and villains in some of the most-loved Western movie classics. A passion for American history, and the power to invest in the best materials and machinery, has made Uberti replicas exact to the smallest detail and better than the originals in function and durability.

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