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    £ 1,750

    Winchester 1887 Underlever shotgun 10 Bore/gauge Single Barrel

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    A handsome shotgun.

    The Model 1887 was the first truly successful repeating shotgun. Its lever-action design was chosen at the behest of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, best known at the time as manufacturers of lever-action firearms such as the Winchester model 1873. Designer John Browning suggested that a pump-action would be much more appropriate for a repeating shotgun, but Winchester management's position was that, at the time, the company was known as a "lever-action firearm company", and felt that their new shotgun must also be a lever-action for reasons of brand recognition. Browning responded by designing a breech-loading, rolling block lever-action. To Winchester's credit, however, they later introduced a Browning designed pump-action shotgun known as the Model 1893 (an early production version of the model 1897), after the introduction of smokeless powder.
    Shotgun cartridges at the time used black powder as a propellant, and so the Model 1887 shotgun was designed and chambered for less powerful black powder cartridge. Both 10 and 12-gauge models were offered in the Model 1887. It was soon realized that the action on the M1887 was not strong enough to handle early smokeless powder cartridges.
    This is an excellent 10 gauge example of this model with a good walnut stock, good stamping and reasonable barrel. The barrel rates an acceptable 7/10 thanks to black powder shooting, the stamping is crisp and not buffed.Unlike many, this one has the original steel butt plate. A decent tight nice looking gun, mechanically sound and at the right price. Possible old refinish but if so a good job and engraving does not show buffing. An iconic shot gun. This is an obsolete calibre and can be held without a license.
    Part exchanges always considered.
    £ 1,750
    Category:Shotguns
    Subcategory:Single Barrel
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 1,750
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:Winchester
    Calibre:10 Bore/gauge
    Model:1887 Underlever shotgun
    Manufactured Year:1891
    Antique:yes
    Certificate:No Licence - Antique/Obsolete Calibre - Section 58 (2) Firearms Act 1968
    Gun Status:Activated
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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