June 11, 2014
I’ve owned three different lever guns made in the Miroku factory, a Browning Model 86 SRC, a Winchester 1892 rifle and a Winchester Model 86 Extra Light. The fit and finish of all of them was beautiful. I currently only still own the Browning Model 86 SRC, which I bought new back when they came out and doubt I will ever part with. I don’t necessarily see these as collector guns, but as working guns. If the new ‘Winchesters’ are made in the Miroku plant, then they should be of good quality, but they just do not get my interest. I’ll take an original vintage Winchester any day of the week.
September 12, 2008