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Rifles

Winchester Model 88

Uploaded on December 20, 2012

i have a Winchester Model 88 calibered in 308 win And it has leaf engraved on it and i was wondering wat its worth

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from barnhllo wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

Gun show prices for 88's have been running in the $500 - $700 range. The 88 is a great old gun...perhaps the most inherently accurate lever gun ever. I have had one for over 50 years; wouldn't part with it.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

I think the reason for the demise of the 88 and 100 was poor quality and mostly inaccurate rifles. Finding one that shot well was a crap shoot. No where near as accurate as Savage 99's of the day. Check other blogs, etc. if you don't trust that.

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from hfedder40 wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

dude are u nutz it was the most accurate levergun adn chambered in a 308 or 243 theyre deadly

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

Best lever gun accuracy is the Browning BLR. Rotary bolt design.

The Winchester 88 and 100 both had recalls - i think it was the trigger assembly.

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from Safado wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

There was a Model 88 in .280 Rem in a local gun store that sold for about $1,700. I handled it with the intention of buying but did not like the trigger. They are very collectable in certain calibers.

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from barnhllo wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

Winchester 88 has a rotary bolt lockup...and a one-piece stock; it trumps the Sav. 99 or that ugly Browning

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from barnhllo wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

That 88 was probably a .284...not .280. The .284 is rare; brings big bucks! If I recollect correctly, the 88 also came in .358, a real stomper for deer and black bear!

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from max alwens wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

My son owns a model 88 in 308 and I own a model 99 in 300 savage. Both are great deer rifles and have taken several dozen PA. deer. The first time I shot the 88, using factory Remington ammo, I put the first two shots through the same hole at 100 yards, the third shot was a 1/2 inch off. They are accurate, but the model 99 is the better deer rifle.

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from hfedder40 wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

i think wamtn hunter has no experience with the beloved 88

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from hfedder40 wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

i think wamtn hunter has no experience with the beloved 88

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

hfedder40.

The two I had were equipped with sorry triggers and did not group well with Winchester factory ammo back then. If they were so darn great, why did they quit making them? I have had a few Savage 99's and most of them shot well. Have it your way.

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from Steve Mckee wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Dude the 88 was discontinued for the same reason the 99 was, too expensive to cotinue manufacturing with the lagging sales that all levver actions have experienced. I have had one in 308 for 40 years, for more than half that time it was the only centerfire I ownrd or needed. While it is not a target rifle, it is a wnderfull hunting rifle. Mine has taken a dozen whitetails 2 black bears and one very large Ontario bull moose at ranges from 45 to 200 yards, all were one shot kills and all were just as dead as if they were shot with a .460 WEATHERBY.No it is not nor was it ever intended to be a target rifle , what it is one hell of a hunting rifle and that is what it was made for

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from barnhllo wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

Gun show prices for 88's have been running in the $500 - $700 range. The 88 is a great old gun...perhaps the most inherently accurate lever gun ever. I have had one for over 50 years; wouldn't part with it.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

hfedder40.

The two I had were equipped with sorry triggers and did not group well with Winchester factory ammo back then. If they were so darn great, why did they quit making them? I have had a few Savage 99's and most of them shot well. Have it your way.

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

Best lever gun accuracy is the Browning BLR. Rotary bolt design.

The Winchester 88 and 100 both had recalls - i think it was the trigger assembly.

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from barnhllo wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

That 88 was probably a .284...not .280. The .284 is rare; brings big bucks! If I recollect correctly, the 88 also came in .358, a real stomper for deer and black bear!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

I think the reason for the demise of the 88 and 100 was poor quality and mostly inaccurate rifles. Finding one that shot well was a crap shoot. No where near as accurate as Savage 99's of the day. Check other blogs, etc. if you don't trust that.

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from hfedder40 wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

dude are u nutz it was the most accurate levergun adn chambered in a 308 or 243 theyre deadly

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from Safado wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

There was a Model 88 in .280 Rem in a local gun store that sold for about $1,700. I handled it with the intention of buying but did not like the trigger. They are very collectable in certain calibers.

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from barnhllo wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

Winchester 88 has a rotary bolt lockup...and a one-piece stock; it trumps the Sav. 99 or that ugly Browning

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from max alwens wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

My son owns a model 88 in 308 and I own a model 99 in 300 savage. Both are great deer rifles and have taken several dozen PA. deer. The first time I shot the 88, using factory Remington ammo, I put the first two shots through the same hole at 100 yards, the third shot was a 1/2 inch off. They are accurate, but the model 99 is the better deer rifle.

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from hfedder40 wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

i think wamtn hunter has no experience with the beloved 88

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from hfedder40 wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

i think wamtn hunter has no experience with the beloved 88

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from Steve Mckee wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Dude the 88 was discontinued for the same reason the 99 was, too expensive to cotinue manufacturing with the lagging sales that all levver actions have experienced. I have had one in 308 for 40 years, for more than half that time it was the only centerfire I ownrd or needed. While it is not a target rifle, it is a wnderfull hunting rifle. Mine has taken a dozen whitetails 2 black bears and one very large Ontario bull moose at ranges from 45 to 200 yards, all were one shot kills and all were just as dead as if they were shot with a .460 WEATHERBY.No it is not nor was it ever intended to be a target rifle , what it is one hell of a hunting rifle and that is what it was made for

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