Model 1886

Model 1886 (24" Carbine)

Fall 2013
Model 1886
NRA Very Good = $2,500
NRA Excellent = $5,500

The Model 1886 carbine was the Army's second attempt at developing an arm for infantry, artillery and cavalry use. Approximately 1,000 guns were made for trial. Again, the troops did not find the arms significantly better than the ones on hand and interest in them quickly dwindled.

After the trials, the guns were returned and refurbished. In the 1890s, they were distributed to guard units throughout the US. A number of them were issued to units in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.

The Model 1886 carbine is a full stocked gun with a 24" barrel. The arm has only one barrel band and the tip of the stock is not capped. The lower sling loop is located near the butt plate rather than on the trigger guard bow, and the rear sight is stamped "XC" on the base and ladder.

For additional photographs, descriptions and specifications see:
The .45-70 Springfield-Book I or The .45-70 Springfield-Book II-1865-1893.

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