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« Reply #150 on: May 03, 2012, 10:25:31 pm »

Hello to all the people,
first off, my true compliments for all these marvels of guns. Some of them make me with eyes out literally, they are fantastic to ssay the least !!!!

I post here the two Winchester '76 I do own currently, both found here in Italy with a great effort (almost impossible to rely on abroad, for many a reason).
A 40-60 Centennial from the late 1887, and a 50-95 Express (nice but, not-professionally reblued) from the mid-1887 (I think, s/n is 566XX).
They are together with a Mod. 1866 carbine.
Possibly the later refinishing of the Express is what made it stay in a still reacheable pricing range for me, it should be a interesting gun with its British proof marks and the 22" barrel w/ half magazine! (A "big cats gun"?).
 I like it anyway, means almost eight months of extra-time paying (!!!).



Very nice collection, Scully fan!  Both of the 76s are great.  I especially like that 50-95 with the shotgun butt stock!  Love those "cat guns."   Grin  Is that an original 1866?
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« Reply #151 on: May 05, 2012, 03:01:05 pm »

Hi Grizzly Adams, thank you.
The "Express" likes very much to me too, the only "shadow" being the re-bluing made so-so in not professional way (who knows by whom). The finish is top smooth and even, but with a totally wrong hint of blue  -  too much dark, even on the loading gate instead of "fire blue".

Yes the '66 is original in carbine conformation, just a slight varnish coat added much time ago.
Still a .44 Henry caliber,  even with a s/n #167,3XX wich results in a late example of '66.  Shipped from Winchester in late summer 1889.
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« Reply #152 on: August 31, 2012, 09:12:45 am »

Here is my M1876 Winchester ,45-75 wcf. cal . 28 in. oct . bbl. Original Winchester tang sight . Along with the original Winchester loading tools . The old gun still shoots good with the 350 grn. lead cast from the original mould ,and 72 grn. 2ff black. It is still solid and sound .A trusted friend on the hunt . Still roars and will hit where you point it . I am happy to post it here along with these other fine rifles . Thanks.


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« Reply #153 on: August 31, 2012, 10:01:39 am »

A lovely old 76, dusty texan! Smiley  Thanks for posting her. 

That's an fairly early loading tool with the spoon style handles.  Have you tried making loads with it?
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« Reply #154 on: August 31, 2012, 11:37:58 am »

Thanks Grizzly Adams .I do use the old reloading tools . They are in great shape for their age .Winchester had a good idea when they made these type tools ,they are easy to use and you always get the crimp in the right place . Thanks Dusty .
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« Reply #155 on: August 31, 2012, 01:57:26 pm »

Here is my M1876 Winchester cal.40-60 wcf. oct. bbl. that has been cut down to 19.5 in. the mag. tube has also been cut down . A old Lyman hunter blade with ivory insert has been installed up front,all this looks to have been done long ago . The tang sight is a Lyman that I installed . Helps at the range ,sight radius went from 15 in. to 28 in. Lots better . I started to restore the rifle ,but have decided to enjoy it for what it is .  I have been working with the little rifle at the shooting bench .210 grn. original style bullet @ .406 60 grn 3fff Goex useing the original loading tool  .Starting to get better . Wish I knew the story behind this little rifle , looks like someone wanted a handy rifle long ago and this is what they came up with . It is still handy today . Thanks Dusty


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« Reply #156 on: September 03, 2012, 07:45:45 pm »

Wish I knew the story behind this little rifle , looks like someone wanted a handy rifle long ago and this is what they came up with . It is still handy today . Thanks Dusty

The 1876 is a heavy rifle, and I suspect someone got tired carrying it around.  Looks pretty handy! Wink
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« Reply #157 on: December 25, 2012, 06:49:46 pm »

I am trying to figure out how to insert a picture of my 76....help
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« Reply #158 on: December 25, 2012, 11:06:16 pm »

You will need to sign up with an outfit like Photobucket.  Download your pics to Photobucket and then copy the "img code" for the pic,  and past to your post on this forum.  Smiley  Give me a shout if you need more help.
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« Reply #159 on: January 17, 2013, 01:42:58 pm »

Howdy Boys, Had a chance to take my Winchester 1876 /45-75wcf out shootin at the range . Load was 350grn. bullet out of an original mold,std.win. primer loaded with original Winchester loading tool, and 72 grn. of 2ff Swiss .Target @ 75yd,standing off hand. Not target grade accuracy but a great old vintage hunting rifle . My favorite I think. ..... Dusty.


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« Reply #160 on: January 21, 2013, 09:36:54 pm »

Nice looking rifle there, dusty!  Pretty good shooting too. Smiley
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« Reply #161 on: January 28, 2013, 06:10:31 pm »

Thank's Grizz... The rifle,load can do better ,but had me on the trigger off hand......Dusty.
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« Reply #162 on: May 22, 2013, 10:09:02 am »

Picked up another 1876 Winchester yesterday ,cal. 40-60 wcf. barrel has been cut to 21, 1/2" in.  has a 3/4 mag. wood is great,the action is tight,but the bore is outstanding,have never seen a 76 with a bore this sharp and bright ,I put it at a 10,Gonna slug it and get started working up a bp. load fer it. Think thisun is gonna give the( Wolfers Gun) a run fer the money..........Dusty


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« Reply #163 on: May 22, 2013, 10:10:45 am »

The one I picked up yesterday on the left,the Wolfers Gun on the right.......Dusty
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« Reply #164 on: May 22, 2013, 10:13:56 am »

Here is a pic of the 40-60 picked up yesterday.


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« Reply #165 on: May 25, 2013, 09:28:15 am »

Say now that`s a handy lookin rifle Dusty, grats on getting it.  Cool
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« Reply #166 on: May 25, 2013, 12:08:39 pm »

Thank's Pitchy Ole Pard. Gonna try and get it out in a day or two, for some range testin. Will post the result's when I get done. Cool video  Pitchy, as always.....Dusty.
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« Reply #167 on: December 09, 2013, 10:24:59 am »

Hey Dusty Texan:
Saw that you just acquired a 40 cal 1876.  They shoot great!  Hope you enjoy handloading  Just traded off my 1876 Winchester 40-65 WCF   Shot it quite a bit with cast bullets and Starline brass. Before Starline brass I had to form my 40-65 brass out of 45-70 cases.  Even used Hornady .405 Winchester 300 gr jacketed bullets.  Also shoot em through my Marlin 1881 40-60.  The Marlin chamber neck had to be reamed to accept a cast bullet of groove diameter. Marlin set up their 40 cal rifles to shoot a heeled bullet.   The Marlin shoots teriffic with the Hornady 300gr jacketed bullets.  Shot a nice 7 pt white tail @ 125yds.  The 1876 had a windgauge front sight and a tang rear sight.  It was set up more for target.  When you get ready, I could share some of my loading data on the 40-60/40-65 WCF.   Marlin called it 40-60 Marlin Winchester 40-65 WCF is the same.

Trying to build a 50-95 Express 1876 rifle.  Have an original receiver.  Trying to find a new octagonal cut rifled barrel.  Wonder if any readers of this post would know of a 50 cal cut rifled blank?  Green Mountain makes  button rifled barrels in various configurations but no broached or cut rifled. 

Hope you enjoy your new 1876 Winchester!
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« Reply #168 on: December 10, 2013, 08:33:51 am »

Very nice 1876 carbine's there Otis,like that rack also.Like to see more of them. Hey Reddog Charlie your right ,the 40-60wcf is a very fine cartridge. Always thought they were better than most give em credit for. Have found the 40-60 wcf, with a 260 or 280 gr.lead bullet, to be very accurate and pleasant to shoot and load for. My cut- down 1876 40/60 has been my rifle of choice this yr,backing up guest hunter's, and I feel comfortable that I can stop about any critter that would need it. Will get to do some hunting for myself ,soon and the 40-60 will again be my choice.  Thank's for offering your info on loading the old .40. Would be glad to exchange thought's on the 40s. Like to see more of your .50 build,,,,,,,,,,,,,Dusty
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« Reply #169 on: January 15, 2014, 10:09:22 am »

Howdy Red Dog,any luck finding a cut rifled .50 cal. barrel?How is the 50-95 build going?,,,,,Dusty
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« Reply #170 on: January 25, 2016, 05:15:28 pm »

I recently acquired an original 1876 rifle.  1877 manufacture serial #16xx, 23" oct. barrel, set trigger, dust cover (as per Cody letter), sling swivels, and whats odd is a grooved forend.  Also, serial number is stamped on underside of barrel and on the bolt.  Is this common?  Any thoughts on grooved forend?  It is milled to fit the barrel flats perfectly but no markings.  Buttstock has 3-digit number which matches number on lower tang.  Lower tang also has last 2 digits of serial number on it.  I'll get some pics shortly.  Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #171 on: January 25, 2016, 05:43:28 pm »

Hello Levers, sounds like a very interesting 1876. Does the 23" barrel letter? With that sr# it is one of the early ones with a lid / dust cover.With sling swiveles and all the other non standard features , sounds like you have a Special order gun, that would explain the numbers on the tang sort of . But sr# numbers on the bolt and underside of the barrel is very uncommon, usually under the barrel there are inspection numbers only, as far as I know. Of course you know the numbers on the rear stock under the top tang are build numbers indicating that thestock is original to the rifle . Having numbers on the forearm ( and I dont like to say never) but numbers on the forearm are nonexistent! , I and I'll bet others here would really like to see some pics of this rifle. The grooved foreaem ? I'm not quite sure what you are describing. Would really like to see a pic. Congratulations you have a very unique rifle.,,,,DT
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« Reply #172 on: January 25, 2016, 06:28:25 pm »

The only things mentioned in the letter are:
Barrel: Octagon
Trigger: Set
Lid
Received in warehouse February 21, 1878 and shipped from warehouse on June 13, 1879.  Interesting it sat in the warehouse for so long.
The wood grain and color of the forearm match the buttsock and the cut in the forearm matches the octagon barrel perfectly.  The grooved forearm looks kind of like the forearm on a Win. 1895 SRC except not quite as deeply grooved.  I will get some pics up tonight.
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« Reply #173 on: January 25, 2016, 08:11:20 pm »

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The gun in question is the gun in foreground of last pic.  Other 76 in last pic is third model standard 40-60 rifle.
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« Reply #174 on: October 30, 2016, 08:34:44 pm »

Hello all,
I'm new here and I just registered. It seems like this forum is the best for me to progress with my Model 1876.
It's a 50-95 Express, half octogonal barrelled with a shotgun type buttstock. Its tubular magazine was shortened to make it a half magazine, and it's currently missing the dust-cover.  I read parts from chaparral could fit? What do you people think? And...I almost forgot to mention this: The pistol-grip stock has been broken....and roughly glued back together. I'm from province of Quebec and had never seen a model 1876 before this one caught my eye!
-Eric


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