Winchester Miroku Model 1885 Low Wall .22 LR 24.5″ Single Shot Rifle, 1998

SOLD FOR: $1862.12


Make: Miroku for U.S. Repeating Arms under Winchester License

Model: 1885 Falling Block

Serial Number: 0000EF0138

Year of Manufacture: 1998

Caliber: .22 LR

Action Type: Single Shot, Lever-Actuated, Exposed Hammer Falling Block Rifle

Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “U.S. REPEATING ARMS CO., NEW HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / MODEL 1885”, “WINCHESTER / LICENSEE”, and an ovalled Winchester proof. The top of the barrel is marked “CAL. .22 L.R.”. The right shoulder of the barrel is marked “MADE IN JAPAN/MIROKU”. The top left of the chamber ring also has a Winchester proof mark. The upper tang is marked “–WINCHESTER–”. The bottom right of the receiver is marked with the serial number “0000EF0138”.

Barrel Length: 24.5” Half Octagonal, Half Round

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade with a serrated rear face that is dovetailed to the barrel. The rear sight is a buckhorn U-notch elevator sight. Two mounting blocks have been installed on the barrel for installing an optic (not included). The upper tang is equipped with a Marbles full adjustable aperture sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth walnut with a Schnabel tipped forend, straight grip and comb, and a crescent steel buttplate. There are no notable imperfections nor chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate, which shows a minor scuff at the heel and toe. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Matte Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a few tiny scattered marks, none of which draw attention. The rifle looks to have seen minimal use if any at all. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: Many would consider the Low Wall to be the greatest single shot ever designed. Amongst the earliest of Browning’s designs, and the first produced by Winchester. This example was made by Miroku for the U.S. Repeating Arms Co. under license of Winchester in 1998. These rifles were simply too effective to ever go out of production for good and Japan’s premier gun maker pulled it off quite well. This rifle has beautiful walnut stocks and all of its matte blue finish remaining; these combined with the sharp bore make this a rifle with a lot of life left. Please see our photos and good luck!

Winchester Miroku Model 1885 Low Wall .22 LR 24.5" Single Shot Rifle, 1998
Winchester Miroku Model 1885 Low Wall .22 LR 24.5″ Single Shot Rifle, 1998