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Winchester 1887 made in 1888… #8593080 05/07/22 02:09 PM
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….134 years old and still getting it done!

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Re: Winchester 1887 made in 1888… [Re: SnakeWrangler] #8593117 05/07/22 03:20 PM
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Excellent! cheers


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Sweet, those are cool old guns, glad to see one getting some use.


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Awesome love it up up


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A few more pics…..

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Spitfire claimed the fan….

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And I found my overshot card…slightly singed…
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Originally Posted by Sneaky
I believe in science and I’m an insufferable [censored]
Originally Posted by beaversnipe
Actually, BBC is pretty damn good

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
Re: Winchester 1887 made in 1888… [Re: SnakeWrangler] #8593818 05/08/22 04:44 PM
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cool man, been looking for one in excellent condition, pricey


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Thats awesome! Ever since I saw that shotgun in Terminator 2, I've wanted one, lol.

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So awesome. cheers

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Congrats, very cool sir

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I doesn't get any cooler than that up


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Great, the old guns are so awesome! up up


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That is awesome Congrats


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Very good!

What type of load did you use?

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Originally Posted by Cass

Very good!

What type of load did you use?


Hand loaded brass shells with 1 oz of #4 and 1 oz black powder….

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Originally Posted by Sneaky
I believe in science and I’m an insufferable [censored]
Originally Posted by beaversnipe
Actually, BBC is pretty damn good

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
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Very cool. up



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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
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Very good!

What type of load did you use?


Hand loaded brass shells with 1 oz of #4 and 1 oz black powder….



Awesome, that makes it even better!

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How does that shotty handle and shoot? I've always wondered why there weren't more lever-action shotguns made. Why did pump actions become popular in shotguns, whereas lever actions became popular in rifles?

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Originally Posted by unclebubba
How does that shotty handle and shoot? I've always wondered why there weren't more lever-action shotguns made. Why did pump actions become popular in shotguns, whereas lever actions became popular in rifles?


The action is smooth as butter….amazing for a firearm that is 135 years old. Ergonomically it functions like any other lever gun but the action has a very long stroke. A pump is much easier to shoot repeatedly.

John Browning was already working on a pump action shotgun when Winchester “requested” him to make a lever shotgun since they were a lever gun company. The success of the model 1897 is what ultimately doomed the lever gun.


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Actually, BBC is pretty damn good

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
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That is really interesting. Thanks for sharing the story and photos.


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That is so cool Snake Wrangler. Thanks for the interesting back story about the details of the load and shotgun.
Do you hunt other stuff with it?

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Originally Posted by Jon
That is so cool Snake Wrangler. Thanks for the interesting back story about the details of the load and shotgun.
Do you hunt other stuff with it?


I haven't yet. Wanted to dove hunt this year but that didn't happen. 2022 has been a tough year for us. Hoping 2023 is much better. Still planning on spring turkey, dove, and possibly ducks next year.


Originally Posted by Sneaky
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Actually, BBC is pretty damn good

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
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Green with envy. I've only fooled with the crummy Chinese copy some years ago. And kudos for using brass shells. deer2

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Very Cool! Hunted Turkeys all over the states and Mexico. 12 gouge to 410. Browning Auto 5 20ga Is the oldest gun I’ve used. Pumps are some of the best Turkey Guns! Yours with those brass shells is very cool

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