The following is a press release from Turnbull Restoration & Manufacturing Co.
Turnbull Restoration & Manufacturing Co. of Bloomfield, New York is releasing a set of 4 designs based on the 1886 lever-action rifle. There will only be one of each of the four designs made, so these are destined to be genuine collectibles.
All four of the rifles will feature extra fancy American black walnut furniture, a 26 inch full octagon blued barrel and shotgun butt pads. The engraved receiver can be finished in either charcoal blue or Turnbull’s traditional method case hardening.
“We have always had an affection for the 1886 at Turnbull,” commented CEO and Founder Doug Turnbull. “We felt this was the time to use this classic lever action rifle as a blank canvas for the firearm art that we are so proud of. Each of these will be more than a wall hanger. They will be fully functioning works of art in both manufacture and engraving.”
The four models are:
Limited Edition Turnbull #9 Engraved 1886 – chambered in .45-70, it features a #9 engraving pattern from the Winchester Highly Finished Arms Catalog and a checkered straight stock. The receiver is engraved with a fine ornamental scroll and richly detailed animal scenes. This is one of the most popular engraving patterns. The butt plate and forend cap are lightly engraved with an ornamental scroll to finish this rifle’s rich and attractive look. MSRP is $9,450. (web: http://www.turnbullmfg.com/gun/limited-edition-turnbull-engraved-1886-turnbull-mfg)
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Limited Edition Turnbull #6 Engraved 1886 – also chambered in .45-70, this rifle features a #6 engraving pattern from the Winchester Highly Finished Arms Catalog and a checkered straight stock. The receiver on this rifle is engraved with the finest ornamental scroll with a ribbon border surrounding animals done in fine line engraving. This style of engraving and finishing is highly recommended to achieve an attractive finish at a reasonable price. MSRP is $10,650. (web: http://www.turnbullmfg.com/gun/limited-edition-turnbull-6-engraved-1886-turnbull-mfg)
Limited Edition Turnbull Mod #10 Engraved 1886 – chambered in 475, this rifle features a modified #10 engraving pattern from the Winchester Highly Finished Arms Catalog and a checkered pistol grip stock. The receiver on the modified #10 is engraved with the finest ornamental scroll animal line engraving with exceptional detail. This style of engraving is the choice for ornamenting a firearm and results in a rifle with the look and feel of more expensive engraving styles. MSRP is $12,975. (web: http://www.turnbullmfg.com/gun/limited-edition-turnbull-modified-10-engraved-1886-turnbull-mfg)
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Limited Edition Scroll Engraved 1886 – also chambered in 475, this rifle features a scroll engraving pattern from the Winchester Highly Finished Arms Catalog and a checkered pistol grip stock. The receiver is engraved with a design derived from the classic American scroll engraving style and method of the 1850’s. This style features bold flowing scroll work and the classic punch dot background in the interior of the design for clean and highly attractive coverage. MSRP is $10,780. (web: http://www.turnbullmfg.com/gun/limited-edition-turnbull-scroll-engraved-1886-turnbull-mfg)
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