Morgan, UT – John M. Browning could be called the greatest gun designer of all time, and two designs he made for Winchester Repeating Arms, the 1895 and 1886 lever action rifles were a couple of his finest. Expanding on past offerings of these two masterpieces, Winchester Repeating Arms is now offering Grade I configurations in both models.
The 1895 Grade I features a deeply blued receiver, lever and barrel. It has a straight buttplate and satin finish walnut stock and forearm. The adjustable buckhorn rear sight and sculpted front blade remind you of guns of past generations. The addition of a tang safety in addition to the standard hammer safety adds a little modern touch to the rifle. The 1895 Grade I is available in 405 Winchester, 30-40 Krag and 30-06. It is a beautiful rifle with a link to the past. Suggested retail price is $1,179.00
The 1886 Extra Light Grade I rifle also features a deeply blued receiver, lever and barrel. In addition, it has a blued steel end cap and straight buttplate. The rifle features a classic half length magazine for the 45-70 cartridges that the rifle is chambered for. The sight on the 1886 is an adjustable rear buckhorn design with a bladed front. The rifle also is designed with a tang safety. Suggested retail price of the 1886 is $1,269.00
Both the 1895 and 1886 are being made in very limited quantities. Interested gun owners should contact their local Winchester Repeating Arms dealer immediately if they are interested in buying one.