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Offline Curtis264

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Original Winchester 1887
« on: October 07, 2020, 01:10:21 AM »
Just bought this original 1887 10 gauge shotgun, this was manufactured in 1891, just short of a 130 years ago


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Re: Original Winchester 1887
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2020, 10:08:13 AM »
KOOL!

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Re: Original Winchester 1887
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 03:42:50 PM »
I double Dave T's comment.

I really like the 1887 design.  I like the Chinese version I own.
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Re: Original Winchester 1887
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2020, 09:33:44 AM »

I Triple Dave T's comment.

CAVEAT:  I don't personally like the 1887 at all.

Still, an original 10Ga is very KOOL!!!  Even if I don't wanna shoot one.

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Re: Original Winchester 1887
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2020, 05:16:14 PM »
I have been doing some work on the 87, used a conservation process on it, no chemicals, just boiled the metal parts in distilled water and then used a special carding wheel to bring back the original blueing, have ordered new butt stock and fore ends because these are cracked and dented. I have not received them as yet, will have to do some fitting. Ordered a roll crimper so I can load some black powder shot shells


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Re: Original Winchester 1887
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2020, 10:22:32 PM »
For the first time,  I loaded black powder 10 ga shot shell for the the 1887, hoping to shoot these in the next couple weeks, first time I roll crimped shot shells


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Re: Original Winchester 1887
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2020, 08:46:51 AM »
Interested in hearing how it shoots...and if you like it when it does. (smile)

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Re: Original Winchester 1887
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2021, 10:27:17 PM »
Bought Macon stocks for the 1887, sure looks different from when I bought it

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Re: Original Winchester 1887
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2021, 09:30:30 PM »
Finally got a chance to fire the old gun today, was a little worried so I put it in a lead sled with and used a wire to pull the trigger, and it worked perfectly. Fired about 20 black powder rounds through it. I am going to take it upland game hunting this fall. I haven't fired a black powder fiream in a long time, was impressed with the amount of smoke that came out

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Re: Original Winchester 1887
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2021, 10:03:42 AM »
Great post. I recently bought myself an original 87 in 12g. Hoping mine will be in today.
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