I believe they do. They are marketed under the American firearms firm Interstate Arms Corporation. (IAC) Take a look around here and there, but don't look for the Norinco name on it. IAC is the company that markets them in the US.
Winchester 1887 shotgun [HR][/HR]
I have just ordered one of these shotguns manufactured by Norinco in China and wondered if anyone else had tried one. I know in advance that there is a potential ejection problem with some brands of cartridge, but this can be overcome by using other brands of ammunition or the slightly shorter cartridges..
I first saw a report on the Chinese version in the French shooting magazine Cibles some time ago and immediately wanted one. It is a John Moses Browning design, and will complement my small collection of Winchester 94 rifles, also designed by the Master. Eventually I want to complete my Browning collection with a 1911 pistol.
Although the 1887 only had a production run of 14 years, 65,000 were sold before the gun was withdrawn due to the increasing popularity of the Browning designed pump action black powder Winchester 1893, and its smokeless replacement the Winchester 1897, which Norinco are also making. That model will not be available in France due to the French authorities attitude to pump action shotguns. I have read that Winchester asked Browning to design a lever action shotgun in keeping with the rest of their range. He was initially reluctant, but finally agreed. The idea of a repeating shotgun was born.
The 87 was not only popular with some American law enforcement agencies, but also found favour with the bad guys. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow - Bonnie and Clyde - had one with them on their final day. Clyde was reaching for the 87 when Special Investigator Frank Hamer put an end to their reign of terror. They won't get me as easily as that. I intend to stay on the right side of the law with my guns.
I've been lookin' heavily into these as well. They had ejection problems on the earlier models, but apparently they fixed that with later versions. I know Chiappa sold a clone too, but they're twice as much as the IAC ones.