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1988.8.279
Browning Brothers, Ogden, UT...
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1988.8.279 | ca. 1885 | L: 45.75 in, Barrel length: 27.125 in, H: 8.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1886 lever action repeating rifle was developed to handle powerful center fire cartridges. Based on a Browning patent (U.S. 306,577), with improvements by Winchester master designer William Mason, the Model 1886 incorporated strong vertical bolt locks and a very smooth action. Magazine capacity varied depending on magazine length and cartridge caliber (cartridges ranged from .33 W.C.F. to .50/110 Express). Receivers were casehardened until 1901, when blued finish became standard. This experimental sporting rifle was one of John Browning's sample designs which led to the development of the Model 1886. The rifle has a two-piece bolt with a rising locking lug. | bbl top/45 GOVT/receiver top/BROWNING BROS, OGDEN, UT/rear sight/1876/ | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. The middle of the barrel is missing blue--from storage rack wear. There is rust on the receiver, barrel, end cap, and under forend. | Experimental John Browning | .45-70 | none | 1988.8.279v2.jpg | 1988.8.279v1.jpg | firearm | buttplate | repeating | blade | experimental | rounded | octagon barrel | open | checkered | sporting | rear sights | forend cap, lever, trigger, hammer, buttplate casehardened | steel | deluxe walnut | tubular | barrel | barrel and magazine tube blued | magazine | varnished | finish | curved | adjustable | stock | ladder | front sight | receiver in the bright | Experimental John M. Browning Rifle Maker: Browning Brothers; Ogden, UT Serial Number: None Caliber: .45-70 Date: ca. 1885 Catalogue Number: 1988.8.279 Gift of Olin Corporation Winchester Arms Collection This experimental rifle incorporates a number of design features which were used in the Winchester Model 1886. | Browning Brothers, Ogden, UT

1988.8.278
Browning, J.M., Ogden, UT | ...
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1988.8.278 | ca. 1885 | L: 46 in, Barrel length: 27.125 in, H: 8.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1886 lever action repeating rifle was developed to handle powerful center fire cartridges. Based on a Browning patent (U.S. 306,577), with improvements by Winchester master designer William Mason, the Model 1886 incorporated strong vertical bolt locks and a very smooth action. Magazine capacity varied depending on magazine length and cartridge caliber (cartridges ranged from .33 W.C.F. to .50/110 Express). Receivers were casehardened until 1901, when blued finish became standard. This experimental sporting rifle was one of John Browning's first attempts with a lever action repeating design which led to the development of the Model 1886. The action on this sample must be open to release the loading gate on the right side to load cartridges into the magazine. | bottom receiver/76__/bbl/45 GOVT./ | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. The middle of the barrel is missing blue--from storage rack wear--and there is deep pitting on the right side of the lever. | experimental | .45-70 | 763X | 1988.8.278v1.jpg | 1988.8.278v2.jpg | firearm | checkered | magazine | adjustable | sporting | buttplate | receiver in the bright | curved | steel | stock | octagon barrel | front sight | tubular | blade | barrel and magazine tube blued | buckhorn | repeating | forend cap, lever, trigger, hammer, buttplate casehardened | experimental | barrel | rounded | finish | rear sight | deluxe walnut | varnished | Experimental John M. Browning Rifle Maker: Browning, J.M.; Ogden, UT Serial Number: 76XX Caliber: .45-70 Date: ca. 1885 Catalogue Number: 1988.8.278 Gift of Olin Corporation Winchester Arms Collection This experimental rifle represents one of Browning's first attempts to design a lever action rifle capable of using high velocity cartridges. | Browning, J.M., Ogden, UT