Developed for handling the powerful centerfire cartridges of its time, particularly the 45-70 caliber used by the US government.
Widely used for hunting, the Model 1886 was introduced in October '86. The rifle was first listed with case hardened hardware, and changed to standard blued finish in August 1901. PGW offers stocks and forearms in all variations of this famous model.
Browning and Miroku Model 1886
Our semi-finished 1886 stocks are intended for use ONLY on early original Winchester Model 1886 rifles and carbines manufactured through 1935. There are significant differences in the receiver tang inletting of these later 1886 reproduction firearms due, primarily, to the tang-mounted safety mechanisms and differences in mainspring design. Buttplate dimensions and contours also appear to differ, as do barrel dimensions and contours. Despite rumors and claims to the contrary, these later models are not exact reproductions of early original Winchesters.