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1886 Surveys-How Many Takedowns?
April 28, 2017
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I note in the surveys I have seen by Madl and Porter there is little data on the types of frames, solid or takedown. I have seen it addressed in caliber surveys like  Paul and Adams did on the 50/100/450. Why is that, as it is normally noted on the factory records? Does any one have the takedown data on the 1886?

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April 28, 2017
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Kirk,

I am not aware of anyone that has specifically tried to count the number of Model 1886 Takedowns, but from my personal experience, the number is very likely to be 30,000, and possibly as high as 40,000. In an on going survey of the 8,200 Model 1886 serial numbers that can not be lettered, 112 out of 168 (66.67%) found thus far are Take Downs.  When the 33 WCF was introduced in 1903, more than 50% of them were made as Take Downs, and a large number of the 45-70 ELWs were also Take Downs.

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April 29, 2017
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Bert,  any idea what percentage are octagon barrel take downs?  The seem to be fairly rare.  Thanks

April 29, 2017
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Bert,  any idea what percentage are octagon barrel take downs?  The seem to be fairly rare.  Thanks  

No, I do not, but over the past many years, I have see a fair number of them. If I had to guess, I would put the number at approximately 10%.  John Madl and Russ Day will have a better idea on this subject than I do.

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Pardon my lack of knowledge but what is a 45-70 ELW? My rifle is a 45-90 manufactured in 1994. Just looking at a bunch of 1886's it appears that the later manufactured guns had more takedowns built. Maybe the word was getting aroung????

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Thanks TXGunNut

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