Chiappa® 1886 Kodiak Lever Action .45-70 Government Rifle
Like the Winchester® Model 1886. Unlike the weak toggle-link actions of preceding models, the 1886 incorporated two solid steel locking lugs, thus making a rock-solid arrangement for the longer-cased big-bore cartridges that were gaining in popularity specifically the .45-70 Government. An added benefit of Brownings design was the action, which was smoother and faster to cycle than any other Winchester before it.
The 86 became an instant success, and became the personal favorite of Theodore Roosevelt, who was rumored to take his 1886 everywhere. This reproduction Chiappa Model 1886 is chambered in the ever-popular .45-70 caliber and will be the perfect choice of serious hunters who want a hard-hitting lever-action that will drop any North American big-game animal.
The new Model 1886 is an accurate reproduction of the original with the exception of 21st Century technology. The components of the new Model 1886 will be machined to exacting tolerances, and feature a twist rate suitable for today's ammunition.