Chiappa Makes Winchester 1887 Clone

Chiappa 1887

Chiappa is now making a clone of the Winchester 1887 lever action shotgun.  The Chiappa states the gun can handle all modern “high-pressure” 2 3/4″ shotgun ammo.  It has a five shell tubular magazine and can also hold two additional shells (one in the chamber, one in the receiver) for a total of seven rounds.

Chiappa 1887

The gun will ship with either a 22″ barrel or a 28″ barrel.  The stock is walnut and the receiver is either case colored or polished blue.  The 22″ barrel shotgun weighs nine pounds, while its longer brother comes in a nine pounds, four ounces.

The shotguns are assembled by hand in Italy.  MSRP runs from $1,333 to $1,533 (US) depending on which model and finish the buyer wants.

Chiappa 1887

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  • Axel

    Is this new? I thought they had been making these for years. That stock looks modernized though, is the stock new?

  • Bob.

    What is a gun proliferation zone advocate. Honest question.

    • wetcorps

      If gun free zones are places where you can’t enter armed, I guess you couldn’t enter a gun proliferation zone unarmed? ^^

  • schizuki

    Chiappa + 1887 = imminent fail. Pass.

  • Jacob

    not news

  • sianmink

    I was all ‘wow this is awful nice, I’d even consider AUGH PRICETAG’

  • noob

    hmm. can we get the expanded loop lever so we can swing cock it while riding a harley down a canal in LA?

  • david

    This info is at least two years old, must be a slow week

  • Jeffersonian

    *cough*RFID*cough*

  • Southerner

    Will the action handle full length 2.75″ SAAMI spec roll crimp shells or is it limited to the maximum length for 2.75″ fold crimp shells.

  • Chris B

    god i have the last 3 examples – fail, fail and fail. The Australian one – wont feed, Turkish one, wont feed, and the Chinese one, wont feed.
    The original 1887/1892 works a treat.

    • spencer60

      I have the Chinese one, and while clunky, it definitely works.

  • Alex

    Got one of these late last year, and it will definitely feed slugs, kick hard, and turn heads. It ejects straight up, so I guess if you’re unlucky enough the empty could land back in the action. It also takes a firm flick to make sure the lifter moves up. Haven’t shot it too much, so I’m pretty sure it’s not broken in yet.

  • Dchil

    If the aussies have learned anything about these reproductions it would be that there is one inevitability, you will have to go to a gunsmith due to quality and the fact that alot of them aren’t extracting/ejecting properly, and even then you have to work the lever like you have a pair in order for it to feed, extract and eject properly.

    There is a reason for this, the action was designed for 2.5 inch shells and the only thing they changed in the design [in most cases] was the length of the chamber. I foresee a day where a group like Warwick firearms makes up a new design for a lever action shotgun just for the aussie market.

  • Brian

    Isn’t this old news? I thought Chiappa had been making these for a while now.