Lever Fever! New Old Winchester 1886 Short Shoots 45-70 Govt.

The strong and reliable action of the Winchester® Model 1886 was designed to handle the then-new, heavier 45-70 Govt. cartridge, developed by the U.S. Government in 1873. The Model 1886 Short Rifle features a deeply-blued receiver, barrel and lever, along with a matching blued steel end cap and steel crescent buttplate. The classic straight grip Grade I walnut stock allows quick shouldering, and has an elegant satin finish. The full-length tubular steel magazine holds six 45-70 Govt. cartridges. The receiver is drilled and tapped for the addition of an optional receiver sight. A top-tang safety, adjustable rear buckhorn style sight and a gold bead Marble Arms® front sight complete the graceful profile of this historic model. Like the other historical rifle models, production is limited.


  1. avatar Ralph says:

    That’s a nice looking faux slice of real history. Better learn to reload, ’cause the ammo can be spendy.

    1. avatar Magoo says:

      Unless you’re a Russian oligarch, it’s the only way.

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        Actually, I am a Russian oligarch, and I still can’t afford that ammo.

        1. avatar Magoo says:

          Still have the 500 grain roundnose bullet mold I made when I was 14.

  2. Oh Momma, a .45cal boolit sittin’ on top of 70grains of pure black magic!!

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Dude, you are way too cool for Joisey.

  3. avatar Zealot says:

    Some designs you just can’t improve upon…

  4. avatar Greg in Allston says:

    I’ll take a Marlin 1895 over the Winchester any day.

  5. avatar John Fritz says:

    Just a test…

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