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Model 87 Custom Winder Boys Rifle
November 2, 2019
1:30 am
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Fellows,

For the purists out there, go ahead and turn back now. Otherwise, I thought I would share what I feel is a pretty cool piece I picked up recently.

Its a Winchester M87 3rd Variation Winder Musket that's been completely customized into a little kids rifle. Beyond the frame itself, nothing is original. Someone installed an 18" barrel in 22 LR and built a short little buttstock with a crazy cheekpiece that curls over the back side. Its got a Winchester steel checkered widows peak plate, like the 64s, 71s, etc. The pistol grip cap is checkered steel. The frame still has the ordinance marks w/ flaming bomb.

Believe me, I'm all about original Winchesters, but this one just had to go home with me ……. just too cute. I'm open to comments …… or bantering if need be.

Enjoy, my friends.Wink

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November 2, 2019
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Nothing wrong with a custom Winchester, especially if it promotes the shooting sports with our younger generation. Hope you find or have a "young en" to share that fine little rifle with. Congrats on a truly unique piece...….

 

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Erin

November 2, 2019
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Congrats and well played, my friend. We can only hope that this rifle was built for an aspiring young shooter who went on to achieve great things. If not, just another reason why an unmolested 1885/85/87 is such a joy to find. 

 

Mike

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November 11, 2019
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Thanks guys, I found it to be an interesting little rifle. Someone put a lot of time and effort into creating it.

~Gary~

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November 11, 2019
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That is a cool little rifle.  Definitely a lot of time and thought went into pulling it together.  I like that tall cheekpiece.  With kids thats one of the biggest obstacles in teaching to shoot is getting past that cheek-weld on the buttstock to sufficiently see the sights, or through a scope.  Someone had a great dad or teacher who took the effort to make that little gun.

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