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Winchester 1887

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Slimjim, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Slimjim

    Slimjim Active Member

    Jan 3, 2004
    Just wondering, where do you load the shells into the magazine on the Winchester 1887, im going to be buying a replica one after i get the money, but cant find a picture of the loading port.
  2. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu New Member

    Jan 27, 2003
    N. Illinois
    Winchester 1887s don't have a loading port in the conventional sense. Like another of Browning's shotguns, loading and ejection are through the same port.

    To load, first open the action by operating the lever fully forward. Depress the shell lifter to the bottom, exposing the magazine tube. Then press the shells into the magazine tube past the shell stops, as with any conventional shotgun. After filling the magazine and closing the lever, the lever must be fully cycled again to feed a round into the chamber. Alternatively one can feed a round into the chamber and close the chamber. These new 1887s can operate with a round on the lifter, similar to an older Benelli, giving it a capacity of 7. (ie 5+1+1)

    Sounds awkward, but this was state of the art technology in 1887.
  3. sterling180

    sterling180 Active Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    Joydens Wood, United Kingdom
    Im Interested in barrel lengths of the 1887

    Can anyone tell me how many length variations there are for the 1887? and what the longest barrel length made is-because here in the UK all repeating shotguns have to have a minimum barrel length of "24,-which was introduced after a psycho went on a Rambo-style killing spree in Hungerford with a collection of assault rifles, a couple of hand-grenades and a Beretta M92FS, in August 1987.
  4. Vairochana

    Vairochana Member

    May 23, 2006
    Brisneyland; Australia
    Lever action lengths

    Gday_ I am in Australia where the only way to get a large capacity shotgun is in a lever.
    Originally they were only available in a 20" barrel with IC choke, they are now available in a 26" with I think full choke-I had originally intended to get the longer barrel one but my planned use for it has changed.
    hope that helps

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