1886 Ridge Runner Rifle .45-70, 18.5" Half Octagonal Barrel - Matte Chrome

The Ridge Runner version features modern upgrades such as: matte chrome or blue finish, black rubber soft touch over wood stocks, half-round & half-octagonal barrel, integrated Skinner peep & weaver rail rear sight, front fiber optic sight, sling swivels, 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 5/8 X 24.


Item Number 920.356
$1,830.00

Availability: In stock

 
This takedown version takes the classic 1886 rifle and turns it into a versatile firearm. It features all the original qualities of the 1886 rifle made by John Browning with the takedown capability identical to the 1892 takedown rifle. This classic version holds onto the traditional bluing and case hardening finishes while the Ridge Runner versions are upgraded to feature a more modern finish. The Ridge Runner version features modern upgrades such as: matte chrome or blue finish, black rubber soft touch over wood stocks, half-round & half-octagonal barrel, integrated Skinner peep & weaver rail rear sight, front fiber optic sight, sling swivels, 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 5/8 X 24.

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 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 Skinner Rear Sight
Overall Length 37.5 Inches
Action Version No