Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 18: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: May 2, 2014

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1876
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-60
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 19
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1884, this is a Third Model with the dust cover guide rail integrally machined to the receiver. Blade front sight and adjustable folding rear sight graduated to 1,000 yards. The top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight is marked with the two-line address/King's Improvement patent dates and "CAL 45-60" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1876" flanked by fancy brackets. The serial number is on the lower tang and the cartridge elevator is marked "45-60". Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with an iron forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate with compartment (cleaning rod not included).

Rating Definition:

Good. The metal surfaces have a smooth mottled brown patina. The wood is also good with most of the original varnish remaining and showing scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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