Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
1886 butt plates
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 541
Member Since:
February 17, 2022
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
July 23, 2023 - 2:48 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

At what point did Winchester stop putting crescent butt plates on 1886’s. Investigating an 86 circa 1920 in 33 wcf with one. I would have thought they would have gone to the wayside at that point.  

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4098
Member Since:
November 19, 2006
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
July 23, 2023 - 3:06 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

oldcrankyyankee said
At what point did Winchester stop putting crescent butt plates on 1886’s. Investigating an 86 circa 1920 in 33 wcf with one. I would have thought they would have gone to the wayside at that point.  

  

If a customer wanted one, I don’t think they ever did stop.  

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 10625
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
July 23, 2023 - 5:19 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

oldcrankyyankee said
At what point did Winchester stop putting crescent butt plates on 1886’s. Investigating an 86 circa 1920 in 33 wcf with one. I would have thought they would have gone to the wayside at that point.  

  

Steel Crescent butt plates were available until the bitter end of the Mode 1886 production.  Currently, S/N 158568 is the highest confirmed 33 WCF rifle with a crescent (rifle) butt plate.

While the standard butt plate for the 33 WCF rifles was the black hard rubber w/logo, a steel crescent and steel shot gun butt plates (both smooth and checkered) were available for those that wanted them.  I will discuss this in further detail in the article discussing the late production Model 1886 rifles.

Bert 

WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 83
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6157
TXGunNut: 4876
Chuck: 4520
1873man: 4263
steve004: 4098
Big Larry: 2296
twobit: 2284
TR: 1691
mrcvs: 1657
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 12515
Posts: 108665

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1730
Members: 8725
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3
Navigation