What Is a Browning Lever Action 45-70 Rifle?


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The Browning Model 1885 "High Wall" is a single-shot lever-action rifle chambered in .45-70. The Winchester Model 1886 is a lever-action repeating rifle offered in the same caliber. John Moses Browning designed both rifles.

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Browning does not produce either rifle as of 2015, and Winchester no longer produces the Model 1885 "High Wall." According to Chuck Hawks, Browning did produce a modern version of the Model 1885 "High Wall" in .45-70 from 1985 to 2001. As of 2015, Winchester is still producing the Model 1886 in .45-70 in two configurations. Winchester's Model 1886 Deluxe features a color case hardened receiver and fully octagonal barrel, and as of 2015, retails for $1,739.99.

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