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« on: January 26, 2010, 04:15:48 pm »


Hi, New to this site and just wondering if you guys have any idea where I can get parts prints for the Winchester 1876 rifle.   I work in a shop with some of the most modern CNC mills and Wire EDM machines on the market and I bought a new Chaparral in 45-75 that has some problems which thanks to this web sight I was already pre warned about.   Without making my post too long I'll just say I've always wanted a Winchester 1876 but couldn't afford one and had been waiting for Chaparral to work the bugs out before I bought one of their guns(I don't think that's going to happen by the way) but at the current price of the Chaparral I decided I'd take chance and I knew if it didn't work I could get the parts made to make it work.  I fired two shots before the pins that the toggle links attatch too bent and shut down the rifle because the headspace went from bad to really bad Smiley.  I'm having him make the ends of the new toggles big enough that they bear against the bolt and receiver where the pins aren't taking forces they weren't designed too. I'd like to fix it by replacing all the cheesy internal parts I can.   I have a toolmaker drawing up the toggle links now and he'll have a couple made in a couple of days but he told me if he had prints he could've already had the parts made in a day.  I also want to make a new bolt because it's really cheesy.    Anyway if any of you know a source of prints it sure would speed things up and I can also make parts for you guys too.  Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 06:30:45 pm »

Welcome to the fire, Savage99t! Smiley 

Sounds like you need a set of mechanical drawings.  I did see a set on e-bay one time, but that's been a while.  Maybe Buck will will know of a source.

If you can lay your hands on a copy of Arthur Pirkle's book, Winchester Lever Action Repeating Firearms, Volume I, he describes parts in great detail including thead pitch and measurements.  Not sure how much use that would be....... Undecided

Another option would be to purchase aftermarket links, or see if you can borrow an original to take patterns from.

Sorry I can't point you to the plans, but good luck, and keep us posted on your progress! Smiley
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