Taylor’s New TC86 Takedown Lever Gun in .45-70

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From Taylor’s & Company . . .

Taylor’s & Company, the world’s leading marketers and importers of state-of-the-art historical firearms utilizing the latest innovative designs, is pleased to announce the addition of “The TC86 Takedown” rifle to their Lifestyle Series for 2021.

The TC86 Takedown is a hunting rifle where style meets functionality. Made for the ultimate expedition, while maintaining a finish fit for a classic design. The TC86 becomes a versatile companion for any hunt, hike, or to just go plinking at the range. The color case receiver and checkered pistol grip walnut stock. A rubber butt plate absorbs recoil, and the wide lever size allows for easy use in all conditions. It also Includes a weaver rail sight with a skinner peep sight on it.

“Taylor’s & Company brings to the gun enthusiast classic firearms that made cowboys, lawmen and outlaws famous, but with a modern twist,” said Rob Girard, VP of Sales & Marketing. “All Taylor’s premium firearms are made using the latest in precision machinery and high-quality materials with one goal in mind; to create reliable and accurate reproductions of Civil War, Old West, hunting and tactical guns from the 19th century. The TC86 Takedown is a perfect example of this.”

The TC86 Takedown is available and models are shipping now. Be the first to own and carry Taylor’s newest arrival. new with this first look at new products rolling out in 2021. With both revolvers and rifles in the mix, your customer’s next firearm is here.


LENGTH: 16.5” | CALIBER: .45-70

MSRP: $1839.86

To learn more about the TC86 Takedown and the complete product offerings from Taylor’s & Company, please visit www.taylorsfirearms.com or follow us socially @taylorsfirearms.

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  1. Plinking at the range w/ 45-70 in 2021: Joe Exotic: “I’m never going to financially recover from this…”

  2. That is one sexy beast. And that price is not bad.

    If I had something to hunt that matched that caliber I would be on it.

      • I haven’t wasted time or money on CA pigs in years. The state wants a 20+ dollar tag for each and every pig and the farmers that whine about the damage they do want 600 bucks for a chance to rid them of the problem.

        Here’s hoping the pigs eat the endangered species and bankrupt the farmers.

        • Some of those farmers do not really want them gone. Some even release pigs so they can charge to shoot them.

        • While I have no sympathy for the State, I understand why the farmers ask you to pay for providing them a service. With the with the State taking their water and taxing them to oblivion, they have to find a way to make money.

    • “If I had something to hunt that matched that caliber I would be on it.”

      *Perfect* for slung your back while exploring grizzly country…

      • Man, I don’t explore Grizzly country. I understand in Montana they have guard bears at the post office.

        Too soon?

        • “I understand in Montana they have guard bears at the post office.”

          “Too soon?”

          Not for me.

          *Snicker*… 😉

  3. Looks like it has a threaded barrel, but then why didn’t they go with a full length magazine tube? Especially because they mention plinking. Still though, I have a weakness for takedown rifles.

      • So ship it with a plug. I bought a Mossberg 500 a couple of decades ago that came with a piece of 1/4” dowel rod installed to meet the regs for a 2+1 shell capacity. Making capacity lower is very easy and very cheap. Increasing it is expensive and difficult.

  4. I’ll join the chorus on the “plinking”. That was the first thing that caught my eye, lol.

    .45-70 is about as far away from “plinking” as you can get. Boom stick go boom.

    I do like this gun, though. Classic case hardened visuals, perfect shorter carbine length, robust caliber/cartridge, oversized lever. If I had the $$, I’d be plinking with it, for sure.

    • I bought a Marlin SBL Trapper a couple years ago, it is definitely NOT fun to shoot. Hardest kicking gun I own, even more than the Mossberg 835 with 3 1/2″ shells. Which is no fun either, but you don’t think about it when taking down a long beard.
      I have the 45-70 just cause I wanted it, and I do deer hunt with it every now and then. They don’t go far. But I can’t shoot it more than a few times without bad sore shoulder.
      This is a beautiful rifle here, but IMO the rail ruins the look.

      • Yeah, I think so, too. Either put classic iron sights on it, or at least shorten the rail to 4″.

        • It looks like the rail could be removeable, we don’t get a top view so can’t see how it’s attached.
          The black ano aluminum does clash badly with the traditional finish on everything else.

      • “…NOT fun to shoot. Hardest kicking gun I own,…”

        Someone has to have developed a 6-inch thick stock-pad for guns like that to ‘tame the savage beast’…

        • Or a 6-inch, 8 port brake. 😮

          The muzzle blast will knock down the guy beside you and leave your ears bleeding, but hey, at least your shoulder won’t hurt.

  5. If I recall correctly, Taylor imports Chiappa rifles and then color case and matte chromes certain models, so inside machining doesn’t necessarily match the outside finish. I’d like to see these made in stainless, since Taylor’s has actually figured out how to color case finish it.

  6. I used to have the Taylor’s 1892 Alaskan Takedown carbine in caliber .45 Colt.
    Very similar to this, except for the caliber and the fact that the 1892 Alaskan has black furniture (rubber-coated wood) rather than brown.
    The 1892 Alaskan is a great takedown rifle, but I sold it because I realized .45 Colt isn’t a good caliber for long guns (not even as good as .357 Magnum), so I’m switching to .44 Magnum. It can be dangerous to own both .45 Colt and .44 Magnum lever guns, as the .44 Magnum cartridges will fit in the loading gate and magazine tube of a .45 Colt lever-gun perfectly, but then upon firing it, “kaboom!” like a hand grenade.

    • You just need to hand load the .45 colt to 25000 cup(and never put those rounds in a hand gin unless it is a Ruger) with300 gr bullets. Plenty of power.

    • You just need to hand load the .45 colt to 25000 cup(and never put those rounds in a hand gin unless it is a Ruger) with300 gr bullets. Plenty of power.

  7. That’s a nice looking riffle, I was expecting a higher price, the rail looks to modern on that gunm.
    Hopefully the ammo shortage price thing gets better.
    For me to buy a new gunm in a caliber I’ve not stockpiled would have to be a heck of a deal. Like $180 , and thats still high for pretty paperweights


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