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July 22, 2023 - 4:09 pm
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Hello all,

 

Recently focused on a rifle in my collection it is an 1888 date Model 1886 in 40-82.

It appears to have a 1” barrel and a single set trigger, I was hoping that folks might chime in.

Bert, if you would like to include this rifle in your database, 14887.

I will post pictures, it has been restored long before my acquisition.

 

Kenny

 

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Kenny’; You may want to check Your text , a 1″ bbl. is mighty short. Do You have a letter for it?

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Henry Mero said
Kenny’; You may want to check Your text , a 1″ bbl. is mighty short. Do You have a letter for it?

  

Hi Henry,

Great to hear from you !

Always wondered about the Canadian sense of humor, LOL !

26” long and 1” across the flat.

I was hoping to get a preliminary consensus on the rifle’s originality before ordering a letter.

Hope you are well and enjoying life.

 

Kenny B.

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Correct barrel address and markings?  Winchester did make M1886’s with barrels of that diameter – so it is completely plausible.

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1″ at the muzzle or at the breach

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steve004 said
Correct barrel address and markings?  Winchester did make M1886’s with barrels of that diameter – so it is completely plausible.

  

Hello,

Yes. The barrel markings are as stated for early 1886 models. No proofs.

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1873man said
1″ at the muzzle or at the breach

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Hi Bob, 

1” @ the muzzle.

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That is typically what a extra heavy measures.

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Other than the refinishing, it looks right to me.  A rare rifle with a barrel that heavy and the set trigger is additive.  Makes sense it would have a set trigger with that heavy barrel.  I would certainly spring for the Cody letter if it were mine.

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steve004 said
Other than the refinishing, it looks right to me.  A rare rifle with a barrel that heavy and the set trigger is additive.  Makes sense it would have a set trigger with that heavy barrel.  I would certainly spring for the Cody letter if it were mine.

  

Thanks for the input brother.

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It is certainly worth contacting the CFM for a letter, and I agree that it would (or should) be listed in the ledger records as an “extra heavy”.

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Bert H. said
It is certainly worth contacting the CFM for a letter, and I agree that it would (or should) be listed in the ledger records as an “extra heavy”.

Bert

  

Hi Bert,

Thanks for your help, I will get in touch with Cody and get a letter on the way.

 

Kenny B.

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