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sig22018
05-01-2008, 11:20 AM
What is the difference between low wall and high wall rifles? Which ones do they refer to and what are the physical differences?
Thank you

EBR Works
05-01-2008, 3:57 PM
What is the difference between low wall and high wall rifles? Which ones do they refer to and what are the physical differences?
Thank you

If you are talking about Mosin rifles, have a look at this site which is the primary reference for all of us:

http://www.7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinFeatures.htm

dfletcher
05-01-2008, 4:36 PM
Are you talking about the Winchester 1885 types?

Fjold
05-01-2008, 4:37 PM
The Winchester high wall rifle was a single shot designed by John Browning. It was built with a fully supported breech block and was considered strong enough for the most powerful cartridges of the day. Later a version was made with a cutout in the acion to make loading easier and this was called the "low wall". Since it did not fully support the breech block it was usually chambered in smaller centerfire and even rimfire rounds.

sig22018
05-01-2008, 5:03 PM
Thanks man. That explained it perfectly.:gunsmilie: