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Offline Isom

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Welcome to the Winchester 1886 forum
« on: March 01, 2017, 01:54:12 pm »
This is the place to discuss, show pics, hunting, and the workings of the 86
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Offline Forty Rod

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Re: Welcome to the Winchester 1886 forum
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 03:22:57 pm »
Mine is a Browning bought about July, 1999 IIRC.  Hasn't been shot much but it's very accurate considering who's shooting it, and as reliable as any gun I've ever owned (At least through the four boxes of ammo I've run through it.)
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Offline larryo1

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Re: Welcome to the Winchester 1886 forum
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 11:28:16 am »
I am new to this forum as I mostly stay in the '76 slot but--I have three rifles in this catagory.  One is an '86 in 45-90 that I got back around 1960 or therabouts and until I up and gave it to my son, It was, for a long time, my "Meat Getter".  We had a local collector look at it and he said that it is a "Hunting rifle" and that has been what it is and has been.  One of the others is an '86 in 40-82.  Great looking rifle but  hasn't tasted meat yet.  The third one is a '71 that has been customized and rechambered in 40-82.  I sort of have a fetish for that caliber.  This rifle has made meat in a deer and a pig but that is it.  Then I got another rifle that ain't an '86 but is a rolly block that I reworked into a 40-82 long range rifle in a sort of "Hawken" style.  Shoots great and looks great also.  So there you have it:2- '86's, one '71 and a rolly block.

Offline Jimeast

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Great idea to get an 1886
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 07:41:25 pm »
I have a Browning 1886 45-70 with the 26in octagonal barrel.  Since I am new to lever action and the WInchester 1886 type, this will be a great resource!!!!

Offline Buckaroo Lou

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Re: Welcome to the Winchester 1886 forum
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 06:06:53 pm »
I have a Browning 86 saddle ring carbine grade 1 rifle and my newest edition is a new Winchester 86 Deluxe Short Rifle made by Miroku. Awesome rifles and a hoot to shoot!
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Offline Texas

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Re: Welcome to the Winchester 1886 forum
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 10:36:53 am »
I have a few 86's original ones, 88, 01, 02, 11 and

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Re: Welcome to the Winchester 1886 forum
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 10:50:02 am »
I guess I hit the send button before I was done. I have a 88, 01, 02, 11 and 1919 originals. 2 TD's in 33 and 45-70, the strait ones are 33, 45-70 and 45-90. I've used the 33 TD for grizzly, whitetail and caribou. currently making a 45-90 smooth bore bbl for my 45-70 TD. having trouble feeding the strait 45-90 cases thru the loading gate.
 I would also like to purchase a 86 in 32 gauge. I have read they made a few of them. Has anyone ever seen one? Thanks Texas..

Offline King Medallion

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Re: Welcome to the Winchester 1886 forum
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2018, 02:16:43 pm »
Never even heard of a 32 gauge. Picture of your rifles required!  ;) Welcome!  :)