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Offline mazo kid

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Lever action shotgun
« on: July 11, 2013, 05:32:48 PM »
I don't think I have posted this gun on "show and tell" before. This is my 1887 Winchester lever action shotgun, and I just think there is a natural beauty about it.  Here is the left side of the action.
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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 05:34:42 PM »
Full view of right side.

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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 05:35:24 PM »
And the hammer.

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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 05:37:55 PM »
A beauty!
Well-kept.
Is that a choke at the muzzle?  - EDIT: No, now I see it's an optical illusion cast by shadow.
Looks like it was build as a birding gun.

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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 05:40:20 PM »
Here is the action cocked.

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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 05:43:44 PM »
I have one of those. (T^

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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 07:29:27 PM »
That is sweet!! I had  a chance to buy one years before I came to admire the beauty of old weapons, could kikck myself now.
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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 08:57:46 PM »
I read a good book a while back about Browning.   He didn't have any desire to design a lever action shotgun.  But the Winchester people insisted.  So he did.   What a fantastic designer !   And he designed a whole bunch of guns that have never been produced.  Winchester would buy the designs so that no one else could get them.  And then never produce them.  Amazing.   :)
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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013, 09:07:26 AM »
Wolfgang, I have heard that story also. Ol' John was a gun designing genius!
Hawg, have you shot yours? 10 or 12 gauge? Mine are both 12 ga.

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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013, 09:14:07 AM »
I also have another '87; this one needs some work. It's missing the butt stock and hammer spring. Another project!


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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 09:27:54 AM »
The second gun has an unusual rear sight; don't think it is original. Instead of just the narrow groove in the receiver top, this has brass "ears" on top of the breech block, obviously for a rear sight. It also has a drilled and tapped hole in the tang which has a filler screw, probably for a tang sight. This must have been a hunting gun, possibly with slugs?

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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2013, 10:28:13 AM »
Numrich has a semi finished stock.  https://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/764080.htm
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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2013, 11:13:46 AM »
Thanks for the info. Since I have lots of walnut, I think I will try to make my own; if that falls short then maybe go the replacement route. Since it has the butt cut for the factory butt plate (which I don't have) I am hesitant to invest that much money for now. I do have several different shot gun butt plates, but no Winchester ones that I know of.

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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013, 07:14:58 PM »
RE: the "drilled and tapped hole in the tang maybe for a tang sight".... on further examination, my other gun has the same screw and it isn't for a tang sight.....it holds the trigger spring! I found a couple of sources for the hammer spring, but dang! They aren't cheap!

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Re: Lever action shotgun
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2013, 05:57:03 AM »
If you need an un inletted stock Mazo I've got one here that's unfinished.