Chiappa 1887 12 Gauge Lever Action Shotgun
The 1887 lever-action shotgun is considered to be the first successful repeating shotgun. The Chiappa Firearms 1887 is a faithful reproduction of this classic firearm.
The original model of 1887 was conceived for Winchester by that legendary and prolific firearms designer, John Moses Browning. It is recorded that Browning actually favoured the pump-action but Winchester wanted to promote the lever-action for which they were already famous. History tells us that Browning was right, as 10 years later the Winchester Model 1897 pump-action was in production and remained so for many years. The lever-action 1887 withered away and was gone by 1901. While not a success story for Winchester, it has become a sought-after collector’s item.
The 1887 utilizes the design of the original solid lever that includes an innovative internal safety and a 5 shot magazine + 1 in the barrel.
Featuring a European walnut stock and forearm and color case finished receivers, the 1887 is as beautiful as it is functional.
This is a SECTION 1 Firearm