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Lot 28: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Fine Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

Lot 28: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Fine Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

Estimated Price: $3,250 - $4,750
Price Realized:

Fine Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1876
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-75
Barrel: 28 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2118
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 31
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1883 as a third model with integral dust cover rail, dust cover with rear serrations, and standard markings including the lack of caliber markings. The only chambering initially offered for the Model 1876 was .45-75, making a caliber marking unnecessary, a practice which appears to have sporadically continued well after other calibers were offered. Fitted with German silver dovetailed blade front, folding ladder rear, and tang mounted peep sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a trapdoor crescent buttplate (cleaning rod not included). The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as receipt at the warehouse on 4 September 1883 and shipment on 27 August 1884. Also included are two schematic prints of the .45-75 W.C.F. cartridge and a spent Jamison .45-75 casing.

Rating Definition:

Fine overall, retains 50% plus original blue finish, faint traces of original case colors on the hammer, and 50% original nitre blue on the loading gate with the balance a mixture of grey and brown patinas and some mild pitting on the buttplate. The wood is also fine and has some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout and a few light chips near the edge of the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.



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