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The Model 1901 utilized the same action design as the Model 1887, but it featured a newer alloy steel specifically designed for the new smokeless powders. It was offered in 10-Gauge 2 ⅞” chamber only, and a blued receiver frame only.

Production of the Model 1901 began on June 29th, 1899 at serial number 64856, and it ended on November 5th, 1931 at serial number 78356. Total production was just 13,500 guns, with the bulk of the production occurring prior to 1925.

Special order options were the same as the Model 1887. The standard barrel was a 30-inch rolled fluid steel, with a three-blade “Good” damascus steel, or a four-blade “Fine” damascus steel barrel available at extra cost through year 1913.

Original Winchester factory records are available for this model (including the Model 1887) from the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, Wyoming, from serial number 1 thru 17999.  Polishing Room serialization records are available through serial number 78356.



Another highly innovative John M. Browning design, the Model 1887 shotgun is one of the most unusual actions ever made by Winchester. Production began in May of 1887 and it ended in March of 1899, with a total production of just 64,855 guns. The Model 1887 was replaced in June of 1901 by the modernized Model 1901.

The Model 1887 shotgun is a lever-action rolling block design, chambered in 12-gauge 2 ⅝” and 10-ga 2 ⅞” black powder shells only.

All Model 1887 shotguns have an elegant “WRA Co.” monogram engraved on the left side of the receiver frame, and were case color hardened.

Popular special order options were limited to high-grade checkered walnut stocks, shorter than standard barrel lengths, and the type of barrel steel. The standard barrel was a 30” or 32” rolled (fluid) steel, with an optional three-blade “Good” Damascus steel, or four-blade “Fine” Damascus steel available at extra cost.

Original Winchester factory and Polishing Room serialization records are available for this model (including the Model 1901) from the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody , Wyoming , from serial number 1 thru 17999.


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oliver_winchester_mainThe Winchester Repeating Arms Company was a prominent American maker of repeating firearms, located in New Haven, Connecticut.  The Winchester brand is today used under license by two subsidiaries of the Herstal Group, Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Belgium and the Browning Arms Company of Morgan, Utah.

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