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Just bought a real Winchester 1887

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May 13, 2019, 11:40 AM
Rolan_Kraps
Just bought a real Winchester 1887
I love these things. My first one was one of the Chinese ones. Then I got an Italian (Race car version), now I found a REAL Winchester 1887 with a 32" barrel at a great price. Screws don't look buggered up. I should have it Wednesday and will post pictures.




Rolan Kraps
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Gainesville, Georgia.
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol / Personal Protection Inside the Home
May 13, 2019, 12:57 PM
MikeinNC
ohhhh what caliber??



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May 13, 2019, 01:49 PM
Rolan_Kraps
quote:
Originally posted by MikeinNC:
ohhhh what caliber??


12 gauge




Rolan Kraps
SASS Regulator
Gainesville, Georgia.
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol / Personal Protection Inside the Home
May 13, 2019, 02:50 PM
PorterN
Im excited for you!! I would still (settle for) love a clone someday!!



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May 13, 2019, 05:03 PM
Rolan_Kraps
It was made in 1892.

PorterN, I'd be happy to help you with that. Just stay away from the "PW 87" models. They are problematic.

Pick up a Chiappa (expensive but worth it), or an IAC, good quality, but it is a "Ford" compared to a "Ferrari".

I am sure that I'll spend several hundred more to get this one running right.




Rolan Kraps
SASS Regulator
Gainesville, Georgia.
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol / Personal Protection Inside the Home
May 13, 2019, 05:06 PM
MikeinNC
I got to handle one in Ten gauge back in NC...someone in the past had cut the barrel back about four inches...other than that, it was a beautiful piece of work.



"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

May 13, 2019, 05:12 PM
Rolan_Kraps
quote:
Originally posted by MikeinNC:
I got to handle one in Ten gauge back in NC...someone in the past had cut the barrel back about four inches...other than that, it was a beautiful piece of work.


They are neat shotguns. I have 2 now (IAC and Chiappa).




Rolan Kraps
SASS Regulator
Gainesville, Georgia.
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol / Personal Protection Inside the Home
May 14, 2019, 03:59 PM
fiasconva
Are you going to shoot modern ammo in it or go with the vintage lower pressure shells available?



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May 14, 2019, 07:54 PM
Rolan_Kraps
quote:
Originally posted by fiasconva:
Are you going to shoot modern ammo in it or go with the vintage lower pressure shells available?


I'm going to shoot very low powered smokeless loads through it.




Rolan Kraps
SASS Regulator
Gainesville, Georgia.
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol / Personal Protection Inside the Home
May 15, 2019, 06:30 PM
Anubismp
Neat, I want one every time I watch The Mummy.
May 15, 2019, 07:24 PM
Pale Horse
I’m definitely jealous of you. I love that shotgun. I’d be happy with a repo and can’t even imagine owning a real one. I can’t wait to see pictures.




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May 15, 2019, 08:09 PM
Rolan_Kraps
quote:
Originally posted by Pale Horse:
I’m definitely jealous of you. I love that shotgun. I’d be happy with a repo and can’t even imagine owning a real one. I can’t wait to see pictures.


We need to get together some time and take them to the range.




Rolan Kraps
SASS Regulator
Gainesville, Georgia.
NRA Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol / Personal Protection Inside the Home
May 16, 2019, 04:17 PM
Pale Horse
I would love to take you up on that offer, and should have come see you shoot a long time ago. Unfortunately this Saturday I’ll be loading up the truck and heading south to Florida.

Thanks for the offer though, pictures will have to suffice for now Wink




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