Object Title

Centrefire lever-action magazine shotgun - Winchester Model 1887

Centrefire lever-action magazine shotgun - Winchester Model 1887

Date

1910

Object Number

XII.5638

Provenance

Auction purchase, Pearsons of Hampshire 14/04/1987 Lot 283

Physical Description

A design based on the lever action rifles, this shotgun has a full choke steel barrel, walnut pistol grip stock and forend of walnut. The cocking lever forms part of the triggerguard as on winchester rifles. The rifle is worn, but with traces of blueing on barrel, and case hardening on receiver

Calibre

12 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel: WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT USA

Associations

Places America

Notes

There were approximately 64,855 Model 1887 shotguns manufactured.