Model 1886 Repeating Rifle

Developed for handling the powerful centerfire cartridges of its time, particularly the 45-70 caliber used by the US government.

Widely used for hunting, the Model 1886 was introduced in October '86. The rifle was first listed with case hardened hardware, and changed to standard blued finish in August 1901. PGW offers stocks and forearms in all variations of this famous model.

Browning and Miroku Model 1886

Our semi-finished 1886 stocks are intended for use ONLY on early original Winchester Model 1886 rifles and carbines manufactured through 1935. There are significant differences in the receiver tang inletting of these later 1886 reproduction firearms due, primarily, to the tang-mounted safety mechanisms and differences in mainspring design. Buttplate dimensions and contours also appear to differ, as do barrel dimensions and contours. Despite rumors and claims to the contrary, these later models are not exact reproductions of early original Winchesters.


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Winchester 1886 Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock, Early*

*serial numbers below approximately 92,000

NOT IN CURRENT INVENTORY. Available approximately mid-August.

The buttplate end of this stock is "toe down", with the buttplate curving downward at the bottom..

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Winchester 1886 Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock, Late*

*serial numbers above approximately 92,000

The buttplate end of this stock is a full curve with the toe extending rearward.

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Winchester 1886 Straight Grip/Shotgun-Style Buttstock

NOT IN CURRENT INVENTORY. Available approximately mid-August.

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Winchester 1886 Rifle Forearm


Model 1886 rifles were furnished with either round or octagonal barrels. Please select the proper barrel type and model, whether Early or Late. Early model rifles (before serial number 92,000) featured heavier round barrels than those of the later models.

Standard octagonal barrels were the same weight for both early and late models. Our octagon barrel forearms are for standard weight barrels. Winchester produced some Model 1886 rifles with extra heavy barrels measuring approximately .975" at the receiver and .915" at the forearm cap. We do not manufacture forearms for this heavier barrel.

Takedown forearms: Takedown forearms are the same as standard rifle forearms with the exception of a slightly enlarged magazine tube hole at the rear. This is to allow clearance for the sleeve of the takedown assembly. Standard and takedown rifle forearms are identical in all other respects, including length.

We manufacture only standard rifle forearms, however, a standard rifle forearm may be customer-modified to accept the sleeve of the takedown assembly by increasing the hole diameter using a Dremel-type of rotary tool, or even a very sharp, small knife blade. Very little increase in hole diameter is needed and is not visible once the forearm is installed.

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Winchester 1886 Carbine Buttstock

Winchester 86 Carbine Fore

Winchester 1886 Carbine Forearm

Held on with a barrel band.
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Winchester 1886 Shotgun Style Buttplate

 Black plastic reproduced buttplate, checkered, with Winchester logo. Requires two screws which are available elsewhere on this page.

Winchester Buttplate Screws

A pair of blued screws of the proper size and configuration for Winchester rifle buttplates.

Deluxe Stock Finishing Kit

Stock Finishing Kits

Convenient in-a-box supplies for fitting and finishing stocks. Save money by ordering the kit!

We offer two stock finishing kits. The Standard Kit consists of inletting black, three grits of sandpaper, filler/sealer, PGW Classic Oil Finish, neutral colored gunstock wax, a green "Scotch-Brite" pad (replaces steel wool), polishing cloth, and brushes. Our Deluxe Kit adds a straight file, a half round file, and straight and curved hand gouges -- everything you need to properly fit and finish stocks at a savings over buying the products individually, in one handy box. The Standard Kit is $29.50; the Deluxe Kit is $49.50. Note: Due to Postal and Customs Regulations, we are unable to ship this item internationally, including shipments to Canada.