Taylor’s & Co has a big new rifle this year, the 1886 Ridge Runner Rifle in .45-70.
The Ridge Runner uses John Browning’s 1886 design with modern upgrades such as:
- matte chrome or blue finish
- take down design
- black rubber soft touch over wood stocks
- half-round & half-octagonal barrel
- integrated Skinner peep & weaver rail rear sight
- front fiber optic sight
- D-shaped lever
- muzzle brake
This gun is set up for what I consider to be the perfect “low profile” personal defense rifle. To the unknowing eye, it appears to be your grandfather’s rifle, but in reality it’s more akin to a modern artillery piece. This could quite possibly be the perfect back country rifle, too, capable of stopping almost anything given the right distance.
These guns are available for delivery today $1,481.00- Matte Blue $1,534 – Matte Chrome
JC also showed me the newest handgun from Taylor’s & Co., The Smoke Wagon. It boasts a low-profile hammer and wider-style sights that allow for faster sight acquisition. The finish is blue with a case-hardened frame and a thin checkered grip. This gun comes to you from Taylor’s & Co with custom tuning which includes a custom hammer and base pin springs, trigger pull set at three pounds, and wire bolt spring. I can tell you from the little I got to play with this gun on the show floor it felt like a high-end custom revolver. One of the nice things about dealing with Taylor and Company is they will gladly provide you with sequential serial numbered guns upon request. The smoke wagon is available for purchase immediately price starts at $511 and goes up based on the options you choose.
What Taylor’s is doing is really unique. Not only are they setting up great guns for cowboy action, they’re building on those old designs to give new life to 19th century designs.