1886 Ridge Runner Rifle Matte Chrome

Some sporting rifles are just too good to die and a classic example is the 1886. Originally created by genius gunsmith John Browning and produced from 1897 to 1935, is manufactured in even more configurations today. These new models are produced with modern metallurgy and a twist rate suitable for today’s ammunition. It is the perfect choice for hunters looking for a hard-hitting lever action and lever action enthusiasts. The Ridge Runner Take Down Rifle features a matte chrome finish, black rubber soft touch over walnut stock & forend, a half octagonal barrel, integrated Skinner peep & weaver rail rear sight, front fiber optic sight, sling mounts, D-shaped lever, and a muzzle brake. A threaded cap is included if the muzzle brake is not used and the muzzle brake thread is 5/8x24. The take down action disassembly is the same an original 1892 take down disassembly and has interrupted threads on the receiver to allow removal of the barrel. To take down the rifle the action must be levered open, the disassembly lever on the magazine tube used to unscrew the tube until it is free from the receiver, then while holding the tube slightly up from the action twist the barrel 90 degrees so that it is perpendicular to the receiver (the muzzle brake must be removed before disassembly). Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability. Requires an FFL dealer to ship.


Item Number RIF/920.356
$1,830.00

Availability: In stock

 
Some sporting rifles are just too good to die and a classic example is the 1886. Originally created by genius gunsmith John Browning and produced from 1897 to 1935, is manufactured in even more configurations today. These new models are produced with modern metallurgy and a twist rate suitable for today’s ammunition. It is the perfect choice for hunters looking for a hard-hitting lever action and lever action enthusiasts. The Ridge Runner Take Down Rifle features a matte chrome finish, black rubber soft touch over walnut stock & forend, a half octagonal barrel, integrated Skinner peep & weaver rail rear sight, front fiber optic sight, sling mounts, D-shaped lever, and a muzzle brake. A threaded cap is included if the muzzle brake is not used and the muzzle brake thread is 5/8x24. The take down action disassembly is the same an original 1892 take down disassembly and has interrupted threads on the receiver to allow removal of the barrel. To take down the rifle the action must be levered open, the disassembly lever on the magazine tube used to unscrew the tube until it is free from the receiver, then while holding the tube slightly up from the action twist the barrel 90 degrees so that it is perpendicular to the receiver (the muzzle brake must be removed before disassembly). Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability. Requires an FFL dealer to ship.

Customer Reviews

My go to rifle now Review by John Hooven
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I bought one a year ago and it has become my go to hunting rifle. I was deciding between this and Marlin. Handled the Marlin in a gun shop and didn't like it at all. I hated the safety position and feel of the rifle loaded (the marlin holds 2 more rounds).

I went with the Taylor/Chiappa and couldn't be happier. This rifle is incredible; the fit and finish are much better than the Marlin I inspected. The swing weight is much better and it is dead on accurate. I paired it with a Burris Scout 2-7x32 Scout scope and Warne QD rings (medium height). I did get the low height at first but they wouldn't clear the rear Skinner peep sight so I changed to medium. This way I can keep the skinner sight and quick detach the scope when needed. I live in Wyoming so I only detach the scope when I am going back to retrieve the second half of the Elk. This way it becomes my Grizzly protection on the way back. I have the rifle dialed out to 300yds but I feel skeptical about taking anything beyond 250 with a 45-70.

With all of the great 45-70 ammo out there these days, it has become my main hunting rifle.

I agree with DeadEye's review. If I couldn't find another I wouldn't sell this one for twice the amount. It may be the most expensive 45-70 out there but it is worth every penny! (Posted on 11/25/2018)
You can't beat this Review by Max
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Unbeatable quality, fit and finish leave absolutely nothing to be desired and incredibly smooth action. Worth every cent and then some! (Posted on 10/11/2016)
BOUGHT ONE Review by Deadeye Deputy
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A little pricey but after experiencing the feel, handling and accuracy of this GEM of a lever action I am very, very, very happy with my decision to go the coin. If I couldn't get another I wouldn't sell it for twice what I paid. Definitely the ALPHA Rifle in my safe. (Posted on 3/24/2016)

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Product Specs

Item Number RIF/920.356
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $1,830.00
Barrel Length 18.5 Inch Half Octagonal
Caliber .45-70
Capacity 4
Weight 7.8 lbs
Finish Matte Chrome
Grip/Stock Black Soft Touch, Padded Stock End
Manufacturer Chiappa
Sights Integrated Peep Rail Rear Sight, Fiber Optic Front Sight
Overall Length 37.5 Inches
Action Version Taylor Tuning Not Available