Century Arms PW87 Named “Best Action Shotgun”

Century Arms wins True West magazine readers award as “Best Action Shotgun“ for 2018

Century Arms PW87 Shotgun
Century Arms PW87 Shotgun

Delray Beach, Fla. – -(Ammoland.com)-  Century Arms, North America's premier AK manufacturer, is pleased to announce its PW87 Lever Action Shotgun has been selected by True West magazine readers as “Best Action Shotgun” for 2018.

Century Arms PW87 Shotgun

Based on the famous Winchester Model 1887, this throwback Shotgun from Century Arms features a rolling block lever-action design based on the early design by John Browning, 12 gauge, and a great-looking hardwood stock, perfect to satisfy the inner cowboy in everyone.

The PW87 shotgun includes a steel construction with an oiled walnut stock. The modified choke is excellent for waterfowl, long-range flushing of upland birds, other small game and trap shooting.

“This award is a testament to your hard work and tenacity to be “The Best” in your category, and it is recognized by the people who love the West as much as you do.” stated Cynthia Burke, True West Magazine Brand Manager.

“We appreciate True West magazine acknowledging the hard work and commitment that it takes to bring a product like the PW87 Lever Action shotgun to market” mentioned Fedor Palacios, Century Arms Director of Marketing.

True West magazine captures the history of the American frontier through authentic literary nonfiction and heritage travel narratives in the spirit of the Wild West.

Century Arms PW87 Shotgun Lifestyle
Century Arms PW87 Shotgun Lifestyle

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About Century Arms

Born over 50 years ago with its roots in the surplus business, Century Arms has an extensive history of providing unique and affordable products to the American Collector, Hunter, and Target Shooter. That tradition is carried on today, with a state of the art manufacturing facility located in Vermont, as the company continues to offer unique, innovative, and quality products to the United States consumer as well as the United States Government.

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  • 11 thoughts on “Century Arms PW87 Named “Best Action Shotgun”

    1. I have owned one for a few years and used in several cowboy action matches. Yea she was a little rough out of the gate but after a little TLC she’s smooth as silk and honestly my times using it compared to my times using my 1897 16guage are so close together it’s a toss up. They do take some practice getting used to but don’t all things. For the price when I purchased mine and even today’s market prices I don’t think you can wrong. It’s different heading out to cowboy action matches which fits my needs as I’m probably one of the crazy guys that actually shoots his original Remington model 1890’s as well. For the price as I said you can’t expect a Caddy but with a little love you will be finely rewarded.

    2. Im a Cowboy action shooter and have been for many years .
      This gun is considered one of the biggest peace of JUNK guns ever made .
      Very few people use them and after they buy this gun they sell it fast .
      JUNK ! STAY AWAY !

      1. Yea I was wondering. When a vendor hides where their product is manufactured, for me that means CHINESE JUNK, or Filipino junk or Turkish junk. Anyone know which 3rd world sxithole it’s made in?

        1. The marks are NOT hidden, there is a MASSIVE and UGLY stamp on the left side of the action that says:
          “PW87-[SERIAL NUMBER]
          MADE IN CHINA
          CAI GEORGIA VT
          Which is obviously why you never see any photos of the left side of the receiver…

    3. I bought one last year, and I have handled several, and I must say the actions are all rough, the triggers all suck, AND the hammer spring on mine broke on the 6th or 7th time I cycled the action.
      Cycled the action, not fired, not dry fired, just cycled.
      The spring looks like it was cast, and not properly heat threated at that.
      Several gunsmiths, and one guy at Century, verified that this has been an ongoing problem.
      AND it took Century over a month to get me a replacement spring, which looks exactly like the defective spring except it has not broken- yet..
      If you want to save yourself a lot of time and effort, but the 1887 made by Chiappa, it is a much nicer shotgun, and you probably will not need to do an action smoothing job on it.

    4. I bought one last year and was shocked at how good the action on mine really was. Some of the reviews I was reading was that the gun was the biggest piece of junk out there, but once I tried it and shot it, I really fell in love with the gun, and for the price? Well, you can’t beat that!

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