Winchester Repeating Arms Announces Classic Limited Edition 1886 RifleIndustry News Friday, August 15th, 2008
In 1884, John M Browning designed, and sold to Winchester, the 1886 lever action rifle. It was said that he received as much money for this design as existed in all of Ogden, Utah at the time.
Nearly 160,000 model 1886s were produced from 1886 until 1935. Offered in rifle, carbine and musket configurations, there were two variations referred to as First and Second Models. Muskets and early carbines had full length forends and are considered rare.
They were manufactured in the following calibers: .45-70 Gov’t, .45-90 W.C.F., .40-82 W.C.F., .40-65 W.C.F., .38-56 W.C.F., .50-110 Express, .38-70 W.C.F., .40-70 W.C.F., .50-100-450 Express and .33 W.C.F.
Today’s collectors love the Model 1886 as they were available with many special order features and Winchester factory records are generally complete for this model.
Today, this legendary masterpiece is once again available on a very limited basis. Davidson’s Gallery of Guns, in a cooperative effort with Winchester Repeating Arms, proudly offers some of history’s most wonderful firearms designs and now you can own a recreated part of history for a whole lot less than what existed in Ogden back in 1884.
· 26″ half round, half octagonal barrel
· High polished blued metal
· High grade (III-IV) wood
· Checkered pistol grip and forearm
· Special serial numbers
· Unique box sleeve
· Letter of authenticity
· 45-70 caliber
· Full-length magazine tube
· Only 501 produced
The MSRP is $2079.95
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