Strong and reliable. The strong and reliable action of the Winchester model 1886 was designed to handle the then-new, heavier 45-70 Govt. cartridge, developed by the U.S. Government in 1873. The model 1886 Short Rifle features a deeply-blued receiver, barrel and lever, along with a matching blued steel end cap and steel crescent buttplate. The classic straight grip Grade I Walnut stock allows quick shouldering, and has an elegant satin finish. The full-length tubular steel magazine holds six 45-70 Govt. cartridges. The receiver is drilled and tapped for the addition of an optional receiver sight. A top-tang safety, adjustable rear buckhorn style sight and a gold bead Marble Arms front sight complete the graceful profile of this historic model. Like the other historical rifle models, production is limited. Lever-action rifle chambered for powerful historic cartridges, blued receiver, lever, forearm cap and crescent buttplate. 24 inches round barrel. Satin finish walnut straight grip stock and forearm. Marble Arms front sight and adjustable rear sight, receiver tapped.