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Boone May:
My finger keeps slipping and hitting the buy button.   ::)   Just picked up this 1892 vintage .40-60 rifle with 30 inch barrel and set trigger.  I would say the bore is a 9 out of 10.  I have owned three other .40-60 1876's and all of them had bores like a sewer pipe.  This is the best one I have owned, bore condition wise.  This rifle has a Lyman #4 hunting front sight and sporting rear sight.   It appears it had a tang sight at some point in it's service life.

I have some .40-60 brass made by Buffalo Arms.  They trimmed and resized Winchester .45-70 cases.  They chamber and eject nicely from this rifle.   Going to order some .406" Diameter 210 Grain FN 20-1 bullets from Buffalo Arms.  I don't have dies but I do have a vintage Winchester 1880 reloading tool.  It should work dandy for the small number of rounds I need to load.  I only have 50 cases.

Now we just need some spring weather here in mountain west...

Cliff Fendley:

--- Quote from: Boone May on September 21, 2019, 12:01:00 AM ---My 1876 "shooter," an 1887 vintage .45-75 with 28 inch octagon barrel and set trigger.  Bore is about a 9 out of 10, set trigger even works!  Some bruises and dings in the stock, but otherwise a pretty nice old rifle.  It has a Beach combination front sight.   I'm a fool for set triggers and special sights.  I'm going to install a graduated peep tang sight on it.

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That is very nice. I'd like to find a 45-75 with set trigger in good condition like that.

dusty texian:

--- Quote from: Boone May on February 12, 2021, 02:40:21 PM ---My finger keeps slipping and hitting the buy button.   ::)   Just picked up this 1892 vintage .40-60 rifle with 30 inch barrel and set trigger.  I would say the bore is a 9 out of 10.  I have owned three other .40-60 1876's and all of them had bores like a sewer pipe.  This is the best one I have owned, bore condition wise.  This rifle has a Lyman #4 hunting front sight and sporting rear sight.   It appears it had a tang sight at some point in it's service life.

I have some .40-60 brass made by Buffalo Arms.  They trimmed and resized Winchester .45-70 cases.  They chamber and eject nicely from this rifle.   Going to order some .406" Diameter 210 Grain FN 20-1 bullets from Buffalo Arms.  I don't have dies but I do have a vintage Winchester 1880 reloading tool.  It should work dandy for the small number of rounds I need to load.  I only have 50 cases.

Now we just need some spring weather here in mountain west...

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                          Good looking rifle ,finding one with a good + bore is better that outer finish in my book . Hope it shoots good as it looks .,,,DT

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