Winchester Model 1887

The Model 1887 is a lever-action shotgun chambered for 12 and 10 gauge shells manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.


T800 with M1887 Winchester

The T-800 with his Model 1887.

  • Weight: 8 lb (3.6 kg)
  • Length: 39¼ in (997 mm)
  • Barrel length: 20 in. (508 mm), 30 in. (762 mm)
  • Caliber: 12-gauge, 10-gauge
  • Action: Lever-action
  • Feed system: 5 round tubular magazine
  • Sights: front bead

Behind the scenes

Four "hero" (live fire) Model 1887s were customized for the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, all of which were used in filming. Modifications done to the Model 1887s include a shortened stock and cut down barrel. Two different styles of levers were used in the film — the standard lever (used in the "Rosebox" shotguns) and a custom loop-style which allowed Arnold Schwarzenegger to "swing-cock" the shotgun (used in the "Swing-Cock" shotguns). During filming, the four shotguns were regularly disassembled for cleaning and then reassembled, often resulting in parts from different shotguns being mixed and matched.

Since the film's release, three of the four shotguns have been publicly sold — one is owned by Jason DeBord, the President of Original Prop Blog, LLC and two were sold in an auction hosted by Little John’s Auction Service in June 2007. The fourth has been rumoured to be in Schwarzenegger’s personal collection.