Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 39: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: April 24, 2015

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1876
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 45-60
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1199
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 18
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1883, this is a Third Model carbine with the dust cover guide rail built into the receiver and serrated edges at the back of the dust cover. It has a blade front sight on a stud, folding ladder rear sight, smooth musket style forearm and straight wrist stock, and a steel carbine buttplate. The top of the barrel is marked: "WINCHESTER'S- REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT/- KING'S- IMPROVEMENT- PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight . The upper tang is marked "{MODEL. 1876.}" and has been tapped for mounting a peep sight. The serial number is on the rear of the lower tang. It has a saddle ring on the left side of the receiver.

Rating Definition:

Fair. The rifle has primarily a brown patina with patches of pitting and oxidation. The wood is fair with a long crack visible on half the length of the comb on the right side and various dings and scrapes. The action is fine, and the visible markings are all crisp.

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