Shooting Century Arms' 1887 shotgun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by duelist1954, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 New Member

    276
    0
    0
    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

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSCaCH2hZyQ[/ame]
     
  2. duelist1954

    duelist1954 New Member

    276
    0
    0
    A picture for those who don't watch videos

    [​IMG]
     

  3. RKB

    RKB Active Member

    742
    25
    28
    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?
     
  4. duelist1954

    duelist1954 New Member

    276
    0
    0
    Nope. Only in 12 ga.

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

    RKB Active Member

    742
    25
    28
    May have to try one, they are so ugly, they are cute. :D
     
  6. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    2,000
    0
    0
    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!)
     
  7. RKB

    RKB Active Member

    742
    25
    28
    'Shelling out cash' :eek::D LMAO
    Nice to see some humor on here.