Taylor’s & Company Classy and Modern TC86 .45-70 Carbine Shipping
The TC86 Carbine is a classy optics- and suppressor-ready lever-action rifle. (Photo: Taylor’s & Company)
Taylor’s & Company is announcing their new TC86, a modern take on a classic lever-action rifle. The TC86 is a big-bore .45-70 takedown rifle that combines timeless good looks with a handful of modern tweaks that make it a very flexible hunting and ranch rifle.
The TC86 is a compact rifle with a 16.5-inch barrel, walnut furniture with a soft satin finish and checkered pistol grip, and a beautiful color case-hardened finish on the receiver and forend tip. It has a traditional spur hammer and an oversized loop lever, a soft rubber buttpad, and improved sights.
“Taylor’s & Company brings to the gun enthusiast classic firearms that made cowboys, lawmen and outlaws famous, but with a modern twist,” said Taylor Vice President Rob Girard. “All Taylor’s premium firearms are made using the latest in precision machinery and high-quality materials with one goal in mind; to create reliable and accurate reproductions of Civil War, Old West, hunting and tactical guns from the 19th century. The TC86 Takedown is a perfect example of this.”
The large loop can be cycled quickly but also allows shooters to use it even wearing thick gloves in harsh weather. (Photo: Taylor’s & Company)
In addition to the raised fiber-optic front sight and Skinner-style rear peep sight, the barrel is fitted with a Weaver-pattern Scout rail for long eye relief optics. So out of the box, it’s ready to go, but longer-range shooting is an option, too. The TC86 has standard sling swivel studs for use in the field, or with a bipod for precision shooting.
The takedown system looks standard, so to remove the barrel the shooter must unscrew the magazine tube, pull it forward, and twist the forend and barrel assembly to take down the rifle for storage and transportation. The barrel is semi-octagonal with a deep-blued finish and has a 5/8×24 threaded muzzle.
This allows shooters to use a muzzle brake or flash hider, and even shoot this big-bore suppressed. Manually repeating guns make great suppressor hosts. While the iron sights might not fully clear all suppressors, the fiber optic front sight will still stand out, and of course, there is that rail for a taller red dot optic or long eye relief scope.
With a relatively small size, and even smaller package broken down, the TC86 looks like a ton of fun, whether it’s taking game or heaving lots of lead at steel plates.
Source: GunsAmerica Digest