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Lot 1060: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1060: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized:

Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1876
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 40-60 WCF
Barrel: 25 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 541
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 50
Class: Antique
Description:

The Model 1876 was the first Winchester chambered for cartridges powerful enough to reliably take down big game and became a popular early repeating rifle in the West where it could be counted on to dispatch both foes and game, including buffalo, and was specifically advertised by Winchester as designed for use by those in the West where a .44-40 Model 1873 might not be enough when faced with a grizzly. Theodore Roosevelt, Granville "Mr. Montana" Stuart, and other legendary western figures are known to have carried the '76, and they were also used by the famous North West Mounted Police in Canada. Production of this model was comparably limited thanks in part to the introduction of the Model 1886, adding to the desirability of the '76. This example was manufactured in 1884. It is fitted with a German silver blade front sight and a folding ladder rear sight marked "1876." The third model receiver has an integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrations at the rear. The top barrel flat is marked with the two-line Winchester legend ahead of the rear sight and "CAL 40-60" at the breech. "40-60" is also marked on the cartridge elevator. "MODEL 1876" is marked on the upper tang. The plain walnut straight grip stock is fitted with a trapdoor buttplate (cleaning rod not included).

Rating Definition:

Very good. The barrel and magazine have been shortened and retain 30% original blue finish with smooth brown patina on the balance. The frame retains 40% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. 20% original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. Traces of original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The buttplate is a mixed brown-gray. The wood is fine with scrape on the right side of the buttstock, otherwise minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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