I just pickup a Model 71 Win. It's serial number, a four digit, indecates it to be a first year production. I've wanted one for a very long time and I very happy to get it'
Pedersoli makes a clone Winchester 71 that's pretty darn close to the original with no tang safety & no rebounding hammer nonsense.Pedersoli is pleased to produce this famous rifle with a match grade, precision made barrel, in a configuration that is ideal for hunting.
Calibre: .45-70. Barrel: 24" round. Grooves: 6. Overall Length: 42.5". Weight: 7.5 lb. Finish: Blued barrel and receiver. Features: Checkered walnut pistol grip stock and forend, short magazine tube.
Premium version available with select wood and case hardened receiver.
Perhaps it is "safer", but I will not accept the "better" part.I guess we'll just have to accept the fact that it is a safer design and "better" than the original.