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The Winchester Model 1886 / Re: Wanting an '86
« Last post by greyhawk on Today at 06:17:02 AM »
I have always wanted either a '76 or an '86.

The '76 because of the whole Tom Horn history. I can trim brass and load the 45-60 with BP OK, but the '86 is also huge (which is a draw for me) and already is a 45-70 for which I already maintain reloading capability.

So... nodding towards the '86.  I have spotted a dealer online who has several Miroku Winchester '86's, all nice guns. Dealer has no Uberti '86's which are generally a bit less money. Thus my question. Since I have never handled either an Uberti or Miroku '86, are there any major differences between the two besides the tang safety? Neither is "inexpensive".

I own several Uberti Cimarron and Taylors rifles in various calibers and configurations and one Miroku '73, all great rifles. Is this gonna be a six of one, half dozen of the other?

Thanks.

Before you make up your mind on this - handle a new made 76 .....i have both and I would keep the 76 if I was forced to part with one .
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The Winchester Model 1886 / Re: Taylor's Pedersoli 1886
« Last post by greyhawk on Today at 06:12:37 AM »
I got a Chiappa 1886 a couple years ago - the CCH finish not as showy as the Pedersoli but I like it better - good dark, heavy wood. Took some work to get it running but a  good solid piece - particularly like that they copied original specs  including no lawyer nonsense . 
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The Winchester Model 1892 / Re: Are 1892 locking bolts interchangeable?
« Last post by greyhawk on Today at 05:57:53 AM »
Are they dimensionally the same?

They're kinda sposed to be but lets add some realism

the first are 130 years old - the production run (counting later revamp models like the '53 etc) took 50 years or most of it - Brazilian copies have been around for about as long

I have worked on a number of original 92's - if they been used a lot they usually have developed excess headspace (or had it at the start) and if you borrow parts from another old gun there is usually some hand fitting needed to make the composite run sweet and trouble free. 
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Tall Tales / Re: February Cawfee,Tea and 28 mondays in a row.
« Last post by Major 2 on Today at 05:37:01 AM »
Got up to try and see the Green Comet
its closest approach is this morning, in our northwest sky I read.
 Fog defeated the attempt; I don't know why I bothered I know from past experience atmospherics so often spoil celestial events.  :(
But nothing ventured nothing gained, I suppose. 

I'm going look at a Replica BP rifle for a fellow today.
 The owner said he assembled it from a kit in the 70's, I think.
I'm not sure if it's Italian or Spanish manufactured. I only glanced at it in the rifle sock.
The main spring seems to cock it, the trigger(s) just won't drop the hammer.
 
 
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USFA CSS / Re: USPtFA guns.
« Last post by RRio on Today at 04:43:45 AM »
I didn't mean were they the same company, I meant did the USPFA guns also come in mostly .38 or only after they changed the name.

They started out as the same company working under the ols Cot Blue Dome, but after they got sued by Colt for the "Patent" thing, and changed their name to USFA, I think that is when stopped offering them in .357  magnum.
 It is still a beautiful gun, although it has Uberti parts in it. CCH and blue is definitely Turnbull quality.
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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Board icon
« Last post by Abilene on Today at 01:43:40 AM »
Well then, in that case I'd suggest a screenshot from Fistful of Dollars where the hombres make fun of his mule and he takes them out.  Good closeup of the gun being fanned.  I'm thinking that is an Italian copy.  Or heck, just a picture of an Uberti copy with the snake grip.  Everyone can relate to that.   :)
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USFA CSS / Re: USPtFA guns.
« Last post by Abilene on Today at 01:29:08 AM »
I didn't mean were they the same company, I meant did the USPFA guns also come in mostly .38 or only after they changed the name.
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Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: Board icon
« Last post by Kent Shootwell on Yesterday at 11:11:44 PM »
Yes I see that, what I had hoped to relay was a popular western image from our movie viewing past. Not realistic but how we might portray our sport. Clint Eastwood had a great influence on cowboy image for many of us.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: The Winchester 1876 Membership Roster
« Last post by DrummerBoy on Yesterday at 10:41:30 PM »
PLEASE sign me up! I’ve gone waaay overboard for the 1876 replicas! If I had any sense I woulda concentrated all that on a nice original 45-60!!! ( I do feel like I should serve some sort of apprenticeship on a replaceable platform….)
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: IMR 4831 ??
« Last post by DrummerBoy on Yesterday at 10:32:59 PM »
VERY much appreciated Slamfire! I’ll start SHOOTING my age when I get these CH4D dies! We have a very nice little range on the edge of the swamp up north of town!
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