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.
WALNUT STOCK GRADE I, SATIN FINISH for deep grain beauty, STRAIGHT GRIP for genuine good looks and fast handling
STEEL CRESCENT BUTTPLATE adds traditional look while protecting the buttstock
FULL-LENGTH MAGAZINE provides balance, classic lines and higher capacity
TOP-TANG SAFETY is easy to see and operate
REBOUNDING HAMMER provides added margin of safety
MARBLE ARMS® FRONT SIGHT with brass bead for easier sighting
ADJUSTABLE REAR SIGHT gets you on target with any ammo
STEEL LOADING GATE for smoother loading
BARREL is button-rifled with recessed crown for ultimate accuracy
RECEIVER is drilled and tapped for traditional side mounted receiver sight
Rate of Twist
8 lbs 6 oz
Weights listed are approximate. Drop at comb and heel are measured from centerline of bore. Prices in U.S. dollars.