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Picked this up last night after a few months of searching.
Browning 1886 45-70 used but in nice shape,didn't want a safe queen this big Daddy need to be out hunting.
The action is smooth as milk,hope it shoots as good as it looks.. hopefully get out tomorrow to test it out.
I do have a question....were these 1886 Brownings made just one year in 1986???


 

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She shorrrre is purrrrrty! Congrats!
 

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Have the same gun, bought it new, don`t think they made a lot of them.

 

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I haven`t shot groups with it for a while, did shoot it at the 50 yard target a while back and it put them all in a nice small group.
Sorry i don`t have more info but i`ve had it so long and only take it out for deer season now and then and i`ve never worried about missing with it.
I shoot a 405 grain flat nose over 45 grains of 3031, that kicks enough with that steel butt plate.
Grats on your new rifle, your going to love it. :)
 

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Great looking gun you've got there!
 

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Foound this.

Your serial number will have 5 numbers then the two digit date code.
Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0
 

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MattPair said:
Great looking gun you've got there!
and some premo bbq wood too. :eek:
 

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Pitchy said:
Foound this.

Your serial number will have 5 numbers then the two digit date code.
Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0
Thanks.. works out to be made in 1986
 

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Cool 8) mine too, first production year. :)
 
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