Winchester Model 1886 Short Rifle

New from Winchester …

The new Model 1886 features a deeply-blued receiver, barrel and lever, along with a matching blued steel end cap and steel crescent buttplate. The stock is Grade 1 walnut with an elegant satin finish. The full-length tubular magazine holds six 45-70 Govt. cartridges.

Each Model 1886 comes with an adjustable rear buckhorn style sight and a gold bead Marble ArmsĀ® front sight, giving the rifle a graceful profile. The receiver is also drilled and tapped to accommodate other receiver sights.

The Model 1886 has an overall length of 43 inches and weighs 8 3/8 pounds. The rate of twist in the barrel is 1 in 20 inches.

MSRP is $1,269.



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  • Matt Groom

    How odd is it that Davide Pedersoli and Winchester would produce the same rifle, in the same caliber, only a year or so apart? Hmmm. That makes good business sense to me, but what does not is that the Winchester is only slightly cheaper than the Pedersoli, even though the Pedersoli is a premium model.

    Also, if by some unlikely chance these were in fact being built by Miroku, don’t expect to see them anytime soon.

  • Martin (M)

    One of my all-time favorites, and worth the price.

  • I always thought lever-actions were supposed to be inexpensive brush guns, the kind you don’t mind getting scratched up while pushing through the woods or riding around on horseback.

    So why are Winchester’s so darn expensive? I’d be scared to take it out of the safe!

  • Southerner

    I would not consider purchasing any lever action with a rebounding hammer and tang safety.

  • KBCraig

    The furniture is wide-grained crap.

    I love blued steel and wood, but if I’m paying upwards of a grand for a rifle, the wood has to be a step above “what we gave the local drill team”.

  • Greetings from Texas,
    To each their own. I remember when the repops of the Smith and Wesson Schofields came out. Silly me, I thought the repop would cost less than an orginal.

  • Outside of the Model 94-series, I believe all of the other classic Browning designs being sold by USRAC/Winchester were made by Miroku, even before the old Winchester plant was shut down.

  • coyote

    I would like it if Winchester brought out the 1886 in 50-110 and/or 50 Alaskan! or 475 Alaskan.

  • Athos

    The fit and finish are excellent. The stock may only be grade 1, but it is still very nicely turned out. Factory zero was pretty much dead on for 300gr factory loads at ~1900fps. Tab data says 6 in the tube, but it will take 8. I’d prefer to not have the tang safety or rebounding hammer (1886 Brownings are rarer than blonde crows here) but they didn’t cause any grief. I’ve had no light primer strikes in the 80+ rounds so far – on inspection all the primers are consistently well struck.
    It is expensive, it could have used a higher grade of timber for the price – but it is an excellent piece and very well made.