1886 LEVER ACTION FANCY RIFLE
Winchester Model 1886 was created by gunsmithing genius John Moses Browning.
Unlike the weak toggle-link actions of preceding Winchesters, the 1886
incorporated two solid steel locking lugs that slid up on either side of the
bolt when the lever was closed, thus making a rock-solid arrangement for the longer-cased
big-bore cartridges that were gaining in popularity, specifically the .45-70
Government. An added benefit of Brownings design was the action, smooth and
faster to cycle than any other Winchester before it. The 86 became an instant
success and saw sporting service worldwide and became the personal favorite of
Theodore Roosevelt who was rumored to take his 1886 everywhere. The Chiappa
Model 1886 is chambered in the ever-popular .45-70 caliber and will be the
perfect choice of serious hunters who want a hard-hitting lever-action that
will drop any North American big-game animal. It has a 26" octagonal barrel with a 45" overall length and holds 8+1 cartridges. The new Model 1886 is an accurate
reproduction of the original with the exception of 21st century technology.
The components of the new Model 1886 will be machined to exacting tolerances
assuring interchangeability of parts utilizing modern metallurgy with a twist
rate in the barrel suitable for today's ammunition.
This 1886 Lever Action Rifle features a fancy walnut stock and forend, Buckhorn rear sights, and metal parts with color case hardening.