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Old 03-23-2014, 01:16 PM   #1
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Here is the full-length video on the Chinese clone of the Winchester 1887 lever action shotgun that is imported by Century International Arms. This video was really a hoot to make. There's not much that's more fun than busting stuff up with black power shotshells

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A picture for those who don't watch videos

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I durned near bought an original Winchester 10ga one at the OGCA gun show today but didn't have $2200 with me. Just about mint, too.
How much are those copies? Looks like a neat toy. Do they come in 10ga also?

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Nope. Only in 12 ga.

I don't have the MSRP yet on my test gun, but I think they are around $300

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May have to try one, they are so ugly, they are cute.

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Have handled one of these and I can tell you what he says in the video is 100% true. It's a PITA to load (you WILL cut your fingers up - did you notice the gloves?) and you feel like you're breaking the gun in half to try to cycle that lever. I expected the copy to be "old-style" with all of the rough edges smoothed out by modern manufacturing and new metallurgy - no such luck. These guns are as rough as 1887 was, and other an being 12 gauge, there is NO updating at all, good or bad.

They get an A- for authenticity (the "-" for change to 12 ga) but the rest of the gun is C grade at best. If you are considering buying one for CASS or you just like older guns, try it at your LGS or gun show before shelling out the cash.

(Anyone catch that pun? "Shelling" out cash - shotgun shell...I crack me up!)

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'Shelling out cash' LMAO
Nice to see some humor on here.

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