Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 5: Winchester 1876 Rifle 45-60

Auction Date: April 29, 2016

Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

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: 1485
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 9
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1883, this rifle features the Third Model receiver with the guide made integral with the receiver. 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 serial number is located on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "45-60". Blade front sight and rear elevation adjustable buckhorn sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate and buttstock compartment (cleaning rod not included).

Rating Definition:

Fair. The rifle retains traces of the original blue finish with scattered scratches and dings with barrel vise marks visible on the left and right side barrel flats at the breech and center of the barrel. The rifle has also faded to a smooth brown patina. The casehardened hammer and lever have faded to a smooth silver patina. The brass cartridge elevator has a smooth dark patina. The markings are clear. The wood is also fine with scattered scratches, dings and pressure dents. The toe of the stock is not flush with the buttplate and slivers of wood are absent. Mechanically fine.

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