New for 2012 from Chiappa Firearms is this carbine model of the venerable 1886 rifle. Winchester produced nearly 160,000 of their version of the 1886. Originally a John M. Browning design, the 1886 has been through a few changes over the years, including the pistol gripped version called the Model 71.
Pictured here is the Rifle version of the Chiappa 1886.
The latest edition from Chiappa is a carbine with an 18.5″ barre, half round and half octagon, the finish is a brushed electroless nickle. The stocks are walnut over-coated with a rubberized finish. Obviously, this rifle is intended for easy handling and wet weather. Sights are “Skinner Express Sights”. Caliber is 45-70, however it could easily be converted to 450 or 50 Alaskan.