I just bought a new production Winchester, model 1885, Low Wall, in 22 LR caliber.
I have always been impresssed with the Winchester Low Wall's, and their High Walls. Single shot rifles are a pleasure for me.
Before I bought this particular rifle, I called all over Southern California, from Bakersfield, to San Diego, to find a plain, unadorned model. No such luck. Neither a high end model, or a plain jane model, was available in southern Callifornia, except for one.
Sooo, I went to the gunshop, where I knew a highly engraved, and decorated model, was available, and I bought it.
This rifle has a gold out line, on both sides of the receiver, with engraving, and gold inlays of game animals.
What has really struck me about the reissue of the low wall is the quality of construction, over-all, on the whole rifle. There is no slop in the lever, or the falling block part of the action. The blueing is superb, the checkering without fault.
The barrel is half-round and half-octagonal. There is a Marbles, #9830 tang sight, with a windage base, mounted on the tang.
Am I happy with it? In a word, YES.