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Special Interests - Groups & Societies => The Winchester Model 1886 => Topic started by: yahoody on October 23, 2017, 09:56:35 pm



Title: Only took 2 years plus...
Post by: yahoody on October 23, 2017, 09:56:35 pm
Started out with a new Winchester RME Foundation limited edition, take down, pistol grip, 45-70.  Chopped it to 22", punched it out to 45-90, welded up the tang safety, added a Browning hammer and parts and "fixed" the engraving by adding more and pealing off most of the gold inlay.  I do like it now :)   Gave up on the shotgun butt when after a year and a half the stock maker finished the new wood and wanted $1800 after quoting me $600 of which I paid $300 up front.  ::)    Just happy to get the damn thing back!

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Title: Re: Only took 2 years plus...
Post by: Baltimore Ed on October 23, 2017, 10:17:43 pm
WOW. Nice! I'll never bitch about my builds taking too long or being too pricey again.


Title: Re: Only took 2 years plus...
Post by: dusty texian on October 24, 2017, 07:05:54 am
Wow! Yahoody that 86 came out beautiful !  Man you have  good taste , ,,,DT


Title: Re: Only took 2 years plus...
Post by: yahoody on October 24, 2017, 09:14:07 am
Thank you gentlemen.  Now I just need to finish my '76 ;D


Title: Re: Only took 2 years plus...
Post by: dusty texian on October 24, 2017, 09:42:56 am
Look forward to seeing the 76 '. Looking at the 86 PG . makes me wish I had bought a PG instead of the St. grip . ,,DT


Title: Re: Only took 2 years plus...
Post by: yahoody on October 24, 2017, 11:49:34 am
Quote from: dusty texian
Look forward to seeing the 76 '. Looking at the 86 PG . makes me wish I had bought a PG instead of the St. grip . ,,DT

I hear ya.  I go back and forth on them.  The new guns are more a '71 pistol grip with more curve.  Not really like the original 86 but I just had to have one  ::)   


Title: Re: Only took 2 years plus...
Post by: Buckaroo Lou on October 24, 2017, 12:29:03 pm
yahoody, That is a great looking rifle. As others have stated you have excellent taste in firearms. I have often drooled over your USFA's.

I recently purchased one of the new Winchester 1886 delux short rifles by Miroku and I love the rifle. I would possibly like to have the tang safety removed and a new hammer installed as you have. Is there anyone you might recommend that I could contact to get an estimate and turnaround time frame?


Title: Re: Only took 2 years plus...
Post by: greyhawk on October 24, 2017, 04:39:47 pm
I hear ya.  I go back and forth on them.  The new guns are more a '71 pistol grip with more curve.  Not really like the original 86 but I just had to have one  ::)   

I have a 71 Browning, that steep curved lever loop batters my knuckles (the two middle fingers) I like the look of the older style PG much better - have been tempted many times to take the oxy torch to my lever and straighten the outer part - so far procrastination has beaten temptation  :)


Title: Re: Only took 2 years plus...
Post by: Major 2 on October 24, 2017, 05:18:08 pm
" ...wanted $1800 after quoting me $600 of which I paid $300 up front. "

hope you got his license # for that strong arm robbery


Title: Re: Only took 2 years plus...
Post by: yahoody on October 24, 2017, 07:28:52 pm
Quote from: Major 2
hope you got his license # for that strong arm robbery

You can imagine my comments....and my attitude picking up my rifle.  The shyster wasn't there when I picked up my rifle and wouldn't return my calls or offer to return my $300 deposit.   I was told by his friend it was a honest misunderstanding.  "Honest" would have been returning the $300. I paid for the wood.