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New Chiappa 1887 TSeries 12-Gauge Lever Shotgun

Staking out the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers Show in Reno, the American Rifleman’s riflemen uncovered some new product (ahead of January’s SHOT show). Click here for their most excellent photo gallery of guns to come. One of the more interesting firearms (in the “Gee Honey that’s an interesting dress” sense of the term): the Chiappa 1887 T-Series 12-Gauge Lever Shotgun. “This 5+1 capacity defensive lever gun features an 18.5-inch barrel with an overall length of 26 inches. The TSeries shotguns will be available in a modern configuration, with black synthetic furniture (shown), or in the Bootlegger configuration featuring a period finish and wooden fixtures.” The 1887 TSeries lever gun looks an awful lot like a sawn-off shotgun to me. And you know what that means . . . It’s a hit!


  1. avatar Todd says:

    Can you say Terminator? Besides SASS, the T-series brought this gun back to light when Arnie was wielding it from the HD moto-scooter.

    it goes to show that if Dirty Harry had carried a 41 mag, everyone would want one. . .

  2. avatar Joe nobody says:

    There is a tactical 1887 in the new call of duty. I dont think it is a coincidence chiappa has developed this gun

    1. avatar Darren says:

      +1 for the Call of Duty connection.

      Most of the people who play the COD games are familiar with and either loathe or love the 1887. They’re also mostly male and over 18, presumably with disposable income. They’ll buy every COD game at $60 a pop, pay $60 a year for XBox Live and pay $300 for an XBox. That gets them most of the way to being able to pay for a real Winchester 1887 variant. This looks JUST like the one from the game.

      I don’t think they’ll sell a ton of these to the fanboy crowd, but they will sell some. I imagine they will be available on the very-lightly-used market in a year or so, once the difference between firing a video 1887 and a real-life pistol-gripped short-barrel shotgun becomes evident.

    2. avatar Auxin says:

      I’m pretty sure that the ENTIRE purpose for this gun is to appeal to COD fans. Check out the photo of the gun here:

      I’m not sure how I feel about marketing actual firearms to the fanbase of a First Person Shooter video game. In my mind this is on par with putting The Punisher logo on 1911 grips or selling “anti-zombie” ammunition.

      On one hand, I love to see more people introduced to the hobby. On the other hand, I don’t want my hobby represented by the kind of people who are on Xbox Live.

      1. avatar Gossven says:

        Bad news bears dude, we’re already here and have been for years.

        1. avatar Chris Dumm says:


  3. avatar JT says:

    That is one sexy shotty. Any word on price yet?

    1. avatar Totenglocke says:

      Considering that their Mare’s Leg 1892 MSRP is about $1,500, I’m guessing in that range. Considering that I own said Mare’s Leg (Puma Bounty Hunter contracted out by LSI) and know how much that thing kicks (though mine is the .44 magnum), I’m afraid to see how bad the recoil is on this…..yet I definitely want one.

  4. avatar BC; MT says:

    It certainly isn’t offensively stupid like the Mossberg Chainsaw was but I still can’t find anything nice to see about it.

  5. avatar pastubbs says:

    I like, I want one, where do I get it?

  6. avatar sdog says:

    i agreed with Todd, the second i saw this i though T2. Looks pretty awesome, gimme a model with ghost rings and a light mount and they would get a sale from me. (lets just hope the don’t put any RFID chips in this one.)

  7. avatar Matt G. says:

    If it had a stock and was made by someone besides chiappa I’d be interested.

    1. avatar Ordine Nuovo says:

      Uberti makes one. Check out Navy Arms, Buffalo Arms, or Cimarron. It has a butt stock to boot.

    2. avatar Totenglocke says:

      Other than their crap customer service, what do you have against Chiappa? Or is your anger because of the MKS “tinfoil hat” debacle?

  8. avatar SteveOfTheNorth says:

    Now if this was a 20 ga. , I’d say (with slugs), a working home defense weapon.

    1. avatar percynjpn says:

      That’s what I think (or even 28). No shoulder stock on a 12 gauge is not such a good combo.

    2. avatar Moonshine7102 says:

      Slugs for a home defense weapon? Are you nuts? Go shoot a slug through sheets of drywall and let me know how many it crashed through. Space the sheets at 4-6 inches to reflect current construction.

      1. avatar BrowningLuver says:

        yea why would you use a slug for a home defense and why a 20 when u can have a 12

  9. avatar Tom says:

    A shotgun without a shoulder stock is usually hard to aim and shoot with any accuracy.

    1. avatar Moonshine7102 says:

      To say nothing of the wrist pain…

  10. avatar Harrison Grittman says:

    I’ve always been a fan of lever action shotguns since I was a kid and first saw t2. Then I fired a 10 gauge lever action when I was about 13-14 yrs old, and that kinda changed my perspective a little haha. But now that I’m older in still have an affinity for the old terminator style lever action shotgun. I’ll probably pick one up just to say I have one and mess around with it, but definitely down the road from now… I mean hell I can buy a very high quality firearm for $1200-1500, like a Satori, or a very nice Benelli. I’ll let the game players have their fun and watch em whine from the recoil, while I sit back and and watch a couple bills get shaved off the price.

    Oh also. Does anyone know if it just a 2 3/4, or of its.actually chambered in 3 in mag.

  11. Load this one with #2 shot, and remember that 10 yards is about tops-and you have a pretty good home defense gun.

    But I sure wish mine had a full buttstock

  12. avatar Richard says:

    This does come with a butt stock

    And if you are looking for Home Defense, use
    “This 12 GA. round contains dozens of razor sharp steel tacks that blast out at high velocity”

    Otherwise, this is just a conversation piece.
    I would rather have a TRIPLE THREAT, Triple barrel shotgun

    Or Maybe Short Barrel Stoeger Coach Gun

    1. avatar Richard says:

      BTW I forgot to mention. If you are looking for a less expensive model.
      Look at REPRODUCTION COWBOY 1887 12 GA. LEVER ACTION for $559.95

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