An ideal firearm for large game shooting with its fast, smooth-working lever action and heavier ammunition capabilities.
Introduced in 1936, the Model 71 is the same basic design as the Late Model 1886, with beefed-up parts capable of handling the 348 Winchester smokeless cartridge designed especially for this new rifle.
Please note that the stock design for the Model 71 was changed in 1937, which carried the comb of the buttstock forward by one inch, and incorporated a longer top tang on the receiver. This change was phased in gradually between serial numbers 12,500 and 17,000 (approximate range). PGW manufactures stocks for both models.