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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Browning Brothers, Ogden, UT 5
Descriptions
buttplate 10 repeating 61 blade 128 experimental 71 rounded 10 octagon barrel 27 open 55 checkered 57 sporting 150 rear sights forend cap, lever, trigger, hammer, buttplate casehardened 2 steel 2355 deluxe walnut 3 tubular 51 barrel 187 barrel and magazine tube blued 2 magazine 88 varnished 52 finish 98 curved 13 adjustable 11 stock 186 ladder 2 front sight 59 receiver in the bright 2
Names
firearm 4093
Date:
ca. 1885
Dimensions:
L: 45.75 in, Barrel length: 27.125 in, H: 8.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
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.
Inscription:
bbl top/45 GOVT/receiver top/BROWNING BROS, OGDEN, UT/rear sight/1876/
Remarks:
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.
Model:
Experimental John Browning
Caliber/Gauge:
.45-70
Serial Number:
none
Accession Number:
1988.8.279

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
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