winchester 1886

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jeronimo41
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winchester 1886

Post by jeronimo41 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:19 pm

I have a Winchester 45-90 1886 made in 1892 and she shoots like a dream! I acquired it locally a couple of months ago from an older gent who had
no idea what he had but he just wanted to sell it and had no use for it. (he got it from a friend who recently passed)
I went and took a look at it and instantly fell in love! Low serial number, all original and it was gonna be mine.
I have a few Winchesters but I have never seen one or owned one that shoots this good...for any age! lol
The first time I shot it, I won a mid range (200, 300, 400, and 500 yd) competition with it with buckhorn sights.
I recently put a vintage set of vernier sights on it but havent fired any rounds yet....and cant wait! Gonna ring gongs at 1000 if I can!
Anyone else out there have an oldie that is going to the grave with them like mine? Sure love to hear about it.
good shootin' to you all!

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Re: winchester 1886

Post by Brent » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:21 am

Nice find.
My answer to that is this 1895 Marlin made in 1899. It's .45-70 but will accept my paper patched loads that are .45-90 in length.

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Re: winchester 1886

Post by jeronimo41 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:52 am

nice Brent!

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