NRA Gun of the Week: Uberti USA 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle

posted on January 22, 2021

Uberti USA has a reputation for importing well-loved designs of yesteryear, and the 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle is another example of the Italian-owned firm’s capability to deliver a modern keepsake to the American consumer. The gun features an iconic chambering and style that pays homage to famed British outdoor enthusiast Frederick Courteney Selous.

Rifle right side wood stock metal black steel text on image noting make and model "uberti courteney stalking rifle"


The 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle chambers the rimmed .303 British cartridge, which adds to the theme Uberti has displayed here. The receiver is treated with a case-hardened finish and fitted to a high-gloss blue barrel cut to 24” in length and features a well-polished, round profile. Further enhancing the rifle’s aesthetics and functionality is A-Grade walnut with a satin finish. A classic Prince of Wales grip is provided that further bolsters the British charm. Checkering is provided along the wrist and fore-end.

wood rifle stock brown metal carving walnut satin finish


The Courteney includes some concessions for the modern hunter, too with a removable rail that is slotted for Weaver-style scope rings. Hunters that opt for use without optics are supplied by Uberti with an additional unsegmented rear sight base. The factory sights are traditional and feature an adjustable shallow-V notch at the rear and a front sight that is ramped, serrated for glare and shielded.

rifle action in hands green shirt colored metal mechanical parts closeup


Our experience with the High Wall reproduction proved that the modified grip and styling to be useful additions. The combination of features employed by Uberti help to elevate the beloved Browning design well into the 21st century. Hunters and target shooters that looking for classic styling that is quick to assume and want a firearm that is a bit different than all others will find joy in the Uberti 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle.

Wood metal brown black rifle parts


Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video to learn more about the Uberti USA 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle.

Uberti USA 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle Specifications
Importer: Uberti USA
Action Type: lever-operated, falling-block, center-fire rifle
Chambering: .303 British
Receiver: case-colored steel
Barrel: 24” round profile, blued finish
Sights: windage- and elevation-adjustable shallow-V rear, hooded-ramp front
Stock: A-Grade walnut
Overall Length: 37.5”
Weight: 7 lbs. 1.6 ozs.
MSRP: $1,689

Further Reading:
Old School Cool: Uberti’s Model 1885 High Wall

Lee-Enfield Rifle—Workhorse Of The British Empire

The Kwaheri Safari

The Winchester Story

Origins of the 'Trapdoor' Springfield: The Allin Conversions


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