January 26, 2011
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.
September 28, 2016
November 7, 2015
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.
January 26, 2011
March 20, 2010
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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