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« on: October 01, 2017, 04:08:40 pm »


Yrs. ago an old friend showed me a very special rifle a 28"Extra Heavy ( Buffalo Barrel )  1876 Winchester chambered in 45/75 wcf .  The first look at it said it had been very well used was all business and no show. To me it was the best looking 76 Winchester I had ever layed eyes on . Repaired stock blue worn down to the metal where it had been held , a true warrior  of the past .  Not long ago that rifle became my newest old 1876 .As soon as my old friend said it would soon be mine  ,  I called Bob at Winchester barrels , and ordered a new replacement duplicate barrel for it . The original has seen many , many  rounds through it and is tired . The new barrel is being built to exact dimensions and will  be mounted on the old rifle when it arrives.  I know Bob will do his magic building this Extra Heavy Barrel  and that the old rifle in 45/75 wcf will be an excellent shooter again. Will post some pics when I can . ,,,DT
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 05:05:15 pm »

Cool. Congrates. Looking forward to the pic's. (that should have come 1st) Wink(oops, did I say that out loud?) Lips Sealed
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 05:54:48 pm »

Didnt even see that one coming ! ,,,DT
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 06:26:18 pm »

Could it not be relined or is that not as good of option?
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 06:40:18 am »

Hey Cliff , hope your well.  This Extra Heavy barrel is not very common .  and I just could not re-line it . The new barrel that Winchester barrels  is making to replace it , will look like an original except with a new bore . Nothing during the fitting to the rifle will be altered. I'll keep the original barrel like it is for historical reasons . The old rifle is very sound and lock-up is tight , says somthing for the 1876 action  . It will be shot while its mine , and my old friend knew that .  I should get some long range fun out of the old 45/75 wcf . ,,,DT
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 07:12:29 am »

Sounds like a wonderful acquisition.  I look forward to seeing it when you get it restored.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 03:41:34 pm »

Will Do , BB .,,,,,,DT
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 09:25:13 pm »

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Congrats on your new baby.  Be sure to send me the serial number, so I can add it to my servey.

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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 08:46:21 am »

Thanks Buck .  Hope you understand Buck , As you know I have given out Sr.# Numbers in the past . I stopped making public Sr.#  Numbers from my collection a while back .  ,,,DT
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2017, 07:58:30 am »

tic tic tic tic tic. waiting.   Wink
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2017, 10:08:10 am »

Thanks Buck .  Hope you understand Buck , As you know I have given out Sr.# Numbers in the past . I stopped making public Sr.#  Numbers from my collection a while back .  ,,,DT

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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2018, 06:57:00 pm »

The Extra Heavy barrel has been fitted , the wood made and fitted , sights installed spent quite a bit of time tuning the action on this one , great trigger pull and FP&BOLT FIT . Will range test in the white . Have three coats of oil on the stock,  , they will get one per day for a wk. then one per month  for yr . Hope I have the pic. problem taken care of . Well here it is my 1876 Extra Heavy Barrel 45/75 target gun .,,,DT


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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2018, 07:04:40 pm »

The Extra Heavy barrel has been fitted , the wood made and fitted , sights installed spent quite a bit of time tuning the action on this one , great trigger pull and FP&BOLT FIT . Will range test in the white . Have three coats of oil on the stock,  , they will get one per day for a wk. then one per month  for yr . Hope I have the pic. problem taken care of . Well here it is my 1876 Extra Heavy Barrel 45/75 target gun .,,,DT

Wow !! Pretty wood !!  Did you shorten the forend or is it just the angle threw me ? How heavy?
We are gonna wear you out askin questions about this one  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2018, 07:06:09 pm »

And another.,,,,DT


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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2018, 07:12:18 pm »

Thanks Greyhawk , good eye , the forearm is 1" shorter than original , just my preference . The but stock is a bit thick in the rear for target work but don't look to bulky in my eye . The barrel is just as the old one straight octagon no taper 1 - 3/64th in size 28" length .,,,DT
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2018, 07:18:23 pm »

A better look at the wood .,,,DT


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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2018, 07:38:22 pm »

Thanks Greyhawk , good eye , the forearm is 1" shorter than original , just my preference . The but stock is a bit thick in the rear for target work but don't look to bulky in my eye . The barrel is just as the old one straight octagon no taper 1 - 3/64th in size 28" length .,,,DT

Was gonna comment the buttstock looked a bit fuller - you can see it in that first pic but that is gonna balance the look of the fatter barrel - this is a big gun but you got the lines of it as near to perfect as can be I reckon - well done - hope it shoots as good as it is gonna look. 
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2018, 07:51:32 pm »

It should be a shooter the bore is very smooth and has a small amount of choke at the muzzle , the trig, breaks crisp and I have always had good luck with the 45/75 wcf . My first 76 looks just like this one except it has a std. weight barrel . Same Winchester mid range tang and a sporting front . It has a very good bore and shoots as good as I can hold /see . It still is my favorite rifle . Cant beat a 45/75.,,,DT
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2018, 09:11:09 pm »

Mr. Dusty,

The rifle is outstanding!!  Great Work and looking forward to reports on how it shoots!!

P.B.
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2018, 11:32:21 am »

Thank You Mr. Pinto Beans ,   fixins for some range testing  .,,,,DT


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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2018, 04:54:39 pm »

Thank You Mr. Pinto Beans ,   fixins for some range testing  .,,,,DT

DT ---- you are seriously dedicated - original loading tool and boolit mold as well!!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2018, 05:33:46 pm »

This bullet cast from the original mould has performed great for me in every 45/75 so far , and this one should not be any different . It has a Winchester cut chamber 1x22"ROT , same rifling as an original just new !
  The tong tool is perfect for my style of shooting , if you have used one you know how simple and effective they are . I can set at my bench , load and shoot load and shoot at a pace that I enjoy .Going to try my standard load for my other 45/75 as a starting point and go from there . Lets burn some powder  ,,,,DT
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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2018, 04:44:17 pm »

Rust and card  , rust and card . getting some color on the barrel .Not sure what I'll do with the receiver yet . Thinking real hard on doing the same and going for the well used look .  That should be easy . ,,,DT


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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2018, 05:46:35 pm »

Oh boy, that looks good, Dusty!

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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2018, 03:10:21 pm »

Thanks CCG it's been fun bringing this one back . Hope it shoots as good as I am expecting it to .  ,,,DT
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