The Magnificent 45-70 gov in the impressive 1886
With the introduction of the Winchester Model 1886 the world of lever actions was changed forever. No previous lever action ever handled as well. No previous lever was as strong. No other lever action ever offered chamberings in such powerful cartridges as .45-70 to 50-110 WCF.
The new standard. A new standard is set, and it would be years before another lever action would even come close to the perfection of a Winchester 1886. The 1886 Winchester accompanied settlers all across America. It soon became the premier big game hunting rifle for North America and beyond, It was the rifle that became one of Theodore Roosevelt favorites.
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