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Thread: Chiappa Winchester 1887 lever action shotgun - steel proof?

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    Chiappa Winchester 1887 lever action shotgun - steel proof?

    Hello everyone.

    I saw this review in Shooting Times and thought to myself that if this was steel-proofed, it would make a cracking 'fowling piece. Does anyone know whether it is? Or is it the case that essentially all modern shotguns are made with steel proofed barrels?

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    Yes. Modern steel.

    These guns are exceptionally uncomfortable to shoot with modern smokeless loads.~Muir

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    I had a look at one of those in a local gunshop a few months ago. Very nice finish to them indeed, but at about 900 or so, I thought it was a bit pricey in comparison to a pump.

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    Damn! That's a shame. Still, I wasn't seriously going to buy one anyway... Thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan_Terrier View Post
    I had a look at one of those in a local gunshop a few months ago. Very nice finish to them indeed, but at about 900 or so, I thought it was a bit pricey in comparison to a pump.
    Our Trading post has one gathering dust for $750 US. ~Muir

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    I had an original ( briefly ) and shot a newer coach gun version that belongs to a friend . As Muir said , they are very uncomfortable to shoot . I'd even go as far as saying they are probably one of the worse stock designs ever put on a firearm . If I remember correctly ( doubtful ) John Browning reluctantly designed this shotgun under pressure from Winchester at the time . I have heard these shotguns referred to as Brownings Revenge . After shooting a few , I tend to believe it .

    AB

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