Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 22: Winchester 1876 Rifle 45-60

Auction Date: April 29, 2016

Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $8,500

Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1876
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-60
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1489
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 16
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1884, this rifle features the Third Model receiver with the integral guide. The top barrel flat is marked "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT/KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860" ahead of the rear sight and "CAL 45-60" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1876" between foliate designs. The serial number is located on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "45-60". Features a nickel silver blade front sight and an adjustable rear leaf sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a steel forend cap and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate with buttstock compartment (cleaning rod not included).

Rating Definition:

Fine as partially refinished (wood). The rifle retains 40% of the original blue finish with brown speckling, light pitting and a smooth brown patina. The edges of the octagon barrel have dents and vise marks. The markings are clear. The casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate have a smooth dark patina. The revarnished wood has scattered scratches, dings and pressure dents. There is a sliver of wood absent on the front left side of the forearm. Mechanically fine.

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