Antique WINCHESTER Model 1887 Lever Action SHOTGUN Type Used in TERMINATOR
Popular Coach and Law Enforcement Gun!
Here we present an antique Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action Shotgun, made in 1893 in New Haven, Connecticut. This model saw just under 65,000 made. These guns were designed by the famous John Moses Browning and are considered the first successful lever action shotgun. Unfortunately, they were fast eclipsed by pump action shotguns. They came in both 10 and 12 gauges, and full lengths of 30-32 inch barrels and “riot” length of 20 inches. The riot length version is considerably scarcer.
As one can imagine, these higher capacity shotguns, especially those either made shorter at the factory or cut down, made great companions for those on guard duty, riding shotgun on a coach, and for law enforcement. Perhaps other, more nefarious characters also found them useful. Of course, who can forget the short, pistol-gripped version that the Terminator used? “I’ll be back”!
The overall condition is very good. Original finish/patina. The action is excellent. The bore is smooth and bright. The walnut stock is smooth and solid and in nice shape for age. The steel butt plate was removed in favor of a pad. These are truly great shotguns that are fast and handle well.
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel: 30-1/4 inches.
Caliber: 12 gauge
LOP: 13-1/2 inches
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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