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#4234042 - 07/11/10 03:51 AM "Made in Japan" Winchester 45-70 1886... Question
Mossyoak1957 Offline
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Registered: 01/07/09
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Looking for some input on these Winchesters that were made in Japan.

Does anyone on here have one?? If so how to you like it? I was thinking about buying one.

I never could afford a real vintage 1886 in new cond. so I thought I might go this route.

I know...I know it's made in Japan don't beat me up...lol
I have a Browning Citori "made in Japan" and it's a fine gun.


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#4234084 - 07/11/10 04:55 AM Re: "Made in Japan" Winchester 45-70 1886... Question [Re: Mossyoak1957]
jim62 Offline
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They are just as high quality of a levergun as your Citori is an over under.

If you want one -buy it. They are not going to get any cheaper.
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#4234240 - 07/11/10 06:19 AM Re: "Made in Japan" Winchester 45-70 1886... Question [Re: jim62]
TNrifleman Online   content
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Registered: 09/24/04
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I have one of the Winchester "repo" 1886 Extra Light rifles in 45-70. It is a fine rifle. I put a Lyman receiver sight on it and the combination works well.

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#4234324 - 07/11/10 07:04 AM Re: "Made in Japan" Winchester 45-70 1886... Question [Re: jim62]
Paddler Offline
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I have two, one field grade, the other High Grade. They're solid guns.

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#4235266 - 07/11/10 01:04 PM Re: "Made in Japan" Winchester 45-70 1886... Question [Re: Paddler]
SuperCub Offline
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It needs a shotgun butt, 1/2 mag, solid receiver, and lose the tang safety.

Wonder if it's drilled for a receiver sight?

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#4235327 - 07/11/10 01:24 PM Re: "Made in Japan" Winchester 45-70 1886... Question [Re: SuperCub]
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My Extra Light has a shotgun butt, half magazine, and a solid receiver. It is also drilled and tapped for a receiver sight. It does have the tang safety and a rebounding hammer. That doesn't bother me.

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#4235341 - 07/11/10 01:31 PM Re: "Made in Japan" Winchester 45-70 1886... Question [Re: TNrifleman]
SuperCub Offline
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Originally Posted By: TNrifleman
My Extra Light has a shotgun butt, half magazine, and a solid receiver. It is also drilled and tapped for a receiver sight. It does have the tang safety and a rebounding hammer. That doesn't bother me.

4 out of 5 is good! smile

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#4235608 - 07/11/10 03:08 PM Re: "Made in Japan" Winchester 45-70 1886... Question [Re: SuperCub]
shdwlkr Offline
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Registered: 09/02/08
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I have one of the extra lights with half mag and I like enough that I am looking for another one to put a full tube mag on so I can have more in the tube.
they are well made and work just fine. Even if they are lawyer proofed.
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#4236359 - 07/11/10 07:28 PM Re: "Made in Japan" Winchester 45-70 1886... Question [Re: shdwlkr]
endgameAK Offline
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Registered: 02/02/07
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I, too, have a "Winchester" USRAC/Miroku 1886 EL - 45/70. Very pleased with it. Had it for about 7 years. Could not stand the tang safety/rebounding hammer and the resulting annoying trigger. Turnbull Restorations fixed that for me ... trigger is now excellent and it has a half cock safety.

A really well made rifle. Very fun to shoot.

For the benefit of my tired old eyes, I've installed a Burris FastFire ll red dot sight on a Turnbull mount. Great set up.








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#4236402 - 07/11/10 07:42 PM Re: "Made in Japan" Winchester 45-70 1886... Question [Re: endgameAK]
jim62 Offline
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Endgame..

Nice rifle.

Please share with the class exactly what the Turnbull trigger /safety conversion alone for that rifle.

I am sure everyone here would like to know.
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