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The 1887 is a shotgun that appears in Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4, Far Cry 5, Far Cry New Dawn and Far Cry 6.

Far Cry 3

"A classic lever-action shotgun that is devastating in close quarters. This variant has a 28-inch barrel which gives a slightly more range than other shotguns."

In-Game Description
Far Cry 3

"The 1887 is a classic lever-action shotgun that’s been knocking around since the Wild West. It showed up in action movies and video games and, bang, it was as popular as Swedish furniture. A couple of years ago, Vaas’s men somehow managed to get their hands on a shipment of 1887s. Sure, there are newer designs, but you can’t flip cock them and flip cocking makes a man."

Survival Guide
Far Cry 3

The 1887 appears in Far Cry 3 as a lever-action breach-loaded shotgun. It can fit 7 shells into the magazine tube, and has one attachment slot.

The 1887 can be fitted with an optical sight, or an extended magazine; however, as it only has one mod slot, the user must decide between aiming or ammunition count. The extended magazine raises the ammo capacity from 7 to 9, making the ammo gain marginal.

However, the 1887 has a significantly tighter spread than other shotguns, in turn making it more effective at medium ranges. Despite this, it is still not effective at long range, and has a lengthy reload time from empty. It is recommended to use cover between shots to maximize damage while minimizing exposure.

The predominate playstyle of the 1887 falls into two categories: mid-range takedown shots, or close-range rapid shots. With an optical upgrade, the mid-range becomes easier, while the extended magazine is more useful for close-range where having the two additional shells can make-or-break a firefight.

It can be purchased for $130, or for free after deactivating 4 Radio Towers.

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Far Cry 4

The 1887 returns in Far Cry 4; this time, adding a Signature Variant called the 87.

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The Signature Version of the weapon is called the 87, and is unlocked after collecting 4 of Mohan Ghale's journal entries.

It features a shortened, sawn-off barrel and a reflex sight. The signature version also has greater damage capabilities compared to the regular version.

Unlike the regular version, the 87 can be used in vehicles as a sidearm due to its shorter length, but is not recommended for use in vehicles as the player will take lots of damage trying to get close to enemies since they're sitting in the vehicle instead of moving around.

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Far Cry 5

The 1887 returns in Far Cry 5.

"A fine addition to the arsenal of any self respecting[sic] cowboy action shooter."

In-Game Description
Far Cry 5

The normal variant in Far Cry 5, the 1887

Like the 1887 from previous games, the magazine holds 7 shells that are singularly breach-loaded.

With the extended magazine, the capacity is increased to 9. it can also be fitted with an optical sight, suppressor, and skin.

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"This gun mimics a classic model. While impractical, it is pretty fun to shoot."

In-Game Description
Far Cry 5

The tactical variant in Far Cry 5, the 1887-T is shorter and can be reloaded faster - although with lower Accuracy in return.

Compared to the full-length variant, the 1887-T has an extra point in Handling, trading off for the point of accuracy the 1887 has over it. Otherwise, it is statistically identical; both having 7/10 Damage, 4/10 Accuracy, and 2/10 Rate of Fire.

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"Old West meets retro best with this Arcadified shotgun."

In-Game Description
Far Cry 5

A unique variant reward from the Arcade Brunch Live Event, the 1887 "Arcade West" is styled in an Arcade motif similarly to the BP-2 or Vector .45 ACP that also have a similar scheme.

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Far Cry New Dawn

Optimized 1887

"This traditional lever-action shotgun is a must for the new-age wild west we live in."

Weapon Description
Far Cry New Dawn.

The 1887 returns in Far Cry New Dawn, as a Rank 3 weapon. the loading mechanism appears to have been partially gutted and replaced with copper piping. there is duct tape wrapped around the stock, with electrical tape wrapped around the barrel. A telescope is mounted on top of the gun itself to serve as an improvised scope. there is an elastic band holding the barrel together. A butcher knife is mounted below the barrel, to serve as an improvised bayonet.

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Trivia

  • 1887 is short for Winchester Model 1887.
  • Due to the lengthy reload from empty, it is advised to "load as you go" with the 1887, reloading when not firing or aiming.
  • Like the SPAS-12, the 1887 is not carried by the Rakyat, Pirates or Privateers.
  • The Galleria 1991 in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is based on the 1887.
  • The survival guide entry to flip cocking is a reference to Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and the way the titular cyborg reloads his shotgun. In real life attempting to flip cock any lever action firearm requires an enlarged lever loop so your fingers do not break. It is also impossible with the 1887 due to its feed path. Upon trying to flip cock an 1887 without an aftermarket feed path cover will result in the shell flying out of the top of the shotgun rather than feeding in to the chamber.
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