Winchester Model 1876
NOTE: this is an example of a previous customer restoration, and therefore the firearm is not for sale.
Answering the demand of big-game hunters, Winchester set out to produce a heftier version of their already-popular Model 1873. Introduced to celebrate the American Centennial Exposition, the new Model 1876 quickly earned a reputation as an effective big-game hunting rifle.
Originally chambered for Winchester’s new .45-75 Winchester Centennial cartridge (mimicking .45-70 ballistics in a shorter case in order to accommodate the 76’s toggle-link action receiver), versions in .40-60 Winchester, .45-60 Winchester and .50-95 Winchester eventually became available. Our restored example sports the latter chambering, which was known to be popular among professional buffalo hunters of the day.
- Fit new dust cover and rail
- Convert magazine tube to 1/2 magazine, perform repairs
- Checker original wood with factory H pattern at 24lpi with mullered border
- Polish all metal for correct finish
- Restore original barrel markings
- Rust blue barrel and magazine tube
- All screws repaired/replaced
- Restore all original receiver markings
- Color case harden receiver, lever, hammer and forend cap
- Charcoal blue bolt, dust cover, butt plate, sights and small parts
- Refinish wood with red oil hand rubbed finish
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