You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion >

winchester model 88 .308

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
99zulu's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 39
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default winchester model 88 .308

A good friend of mine is in Afghanistan and asked me to hold on to it for him. I know very little about the rifle other than they were originally black with a checkered pattern. Unfortunately the one I have is acorn with a basket like design.

Any input on the rifle would be appreciated

99zulu is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 04-29-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Gonzilla's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,056
Liked 390 Times on 294 Posts
Likes Given: 199


It's a classic. It was the answer to a problem - how to use pointed ammo in a lever action. The model 88 was the answer in the 1960s, the caliber & platform had a nice run.

Engineers have gotten more creative w flex tip ammo but I just read a thread where the 35 ammo failed to open up. I expect better.
Gonzilla is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,869
Liked 429 Times on 338 Posts
Likes Given: 62


The few I seen had had stock colors from kinda light to somewhat dark in stain. All checkering and a good blued finish. Lots of good info here.-
hardluk1 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Winchester Model 100 in .243 dks7895 Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 23 09-29-2015 03:10 PM
Winchester Model 94 30 30 Glenn54 General Rifle Discussion 11 12-19-2010 02:25 PM
Winchester Model 24 box Jeepfund General Shotgun Discussion 1 10-18-2010 07:04 PM
Winchester Model 72-22 randommj .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 4 03-05-2010 02:14 AM
winchester rifle model 94 lastest model Bangbang General Rifle Discussion 1 06-01-2007 02:13 PM