i believe the japanese miroku are the best of the repo,s.
I would agree if they didn't have the tang safeties and rebounding hammers. Like I said above, I have a Miroku (winchester) 1886 and two 1895 rifles. They are fantastic. Love them. I feel the same way about my Uberti 1873 and Henry rifles too. All of them are "top notch" guns. The Uberti rifles are closer to "original" though.