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1885 Browning High Wall
« on: March 21, 2016, 12:52:17 PM »
I was going to shoot a bunch of close-ups, etc on my High Wall, but a You-Tuber has already done just that, and better...doing a very nice, yet short video of the exact same rifle I have. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJFnDc_m5SY
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Re: 1885 Browning High Wall
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 04:53:53 PM »
Cheater.

Very nice rifle.  I've always liked the Browning guns.

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Re: 1885 Browning High Wall
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 05:14:05 PM »
Cheater.

Very nice rifle.  I've always liked the Browning guns.

I have been known to take the short cut before, Mike....
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Re: 1885 Browning High Wall
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 05:39:57 PM »
Cheater.

Very nice rifle.  I've always liked the Browning guns.

I have been known to take the short cut before, Mike....

Pretty sure we have.

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Re: 1885 Browning High Wall
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2016, 04:52:16 PM »
Seeing the good Captn's high wall, I am tempted to post my BPCR version in 40-65. It will have to wait until the rain stops though.

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Re: 1885 Browning High Wall
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2016, 07:20:40 AM »
Kirk, I have shot nothing BUT black powder in my Browning High Wall. As far as I can see, there is no residue or fouling in the breech of the action. I don't know if the barrel twist is any different than yours, might have to check that out. I think you should give black powder a shot! L@J (7+"

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Re: 1885 Browning High Wall
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2016, 08:05:36 AM »
Mazo, supposedly the twist of the standard Highwall is better suited for lighter, jacketed bullet smokeless cartridges than BP cartridges using heavier cast lead bullets and BP. They came out with a special version, the BPCR Highwall with slower twist during that era (1995-2001), although you could certainly shoot a BPCR cartridge out of either.
The standard Highwall I have is 1:20 twist
The BPCR Highwall is 1:18 twist.

Of course, for loading and shooting BPCR, one must definitely own a Sharps...would you agree? ;)
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Re: 1885 Browning High Wall
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2016, 08:15:17 AM »
Definitely! Although I thought that both the standard '85 and BP model had the 1-18" twist in 45-70. My 40-65 has a 1-16" twist and is marked "BP only", but as I understand, that is only because there is no SAAMI standard for 40-65 chamber?

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Re: 1885 Browning High Wall
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2019, 10:33:16 AM »
Still waiting for you to post some pix of that High Wall, Mazo. L@.
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Re: 1885 Browning High Wall
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2019, 08:14:19 AM »
OK, OK. Here is my Browning 1885 BPCR model in 40-65 Winchester.

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Re: 1885 Browning High Wall
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2019, 08:15:48 AM »
Full length view. The barrel on my gun is Octagon to Round. A real sweetheart to shoot, hardly any recoil.
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Re: 1885 Browning High Wall
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2019, 10:44:09 AM »
Oh.....my. (jh
I'm in love. ;)
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