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Offline mwhite49

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1876 lower tang
« on: June 12, 2019, 12:04:47 pm »
 Y any chance would someone have a spare lower tang? Mine is busted at the rear screw hole.
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Re: 1876 lower tang
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 11:30:39 pm »
 Don't how bad your brake is,, but can it be tig'd back together?

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Re: 1876 lower tang
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 12:10:07 am »
I think that's what I'll have to do. But that small piece is missing.  So I'll have to grind it  back at least 3/8 and weld in a new piece with a hole pre drilled . If I just welded a short piece on it would be hard to drill and be prone to breakage again. I was just hoping to avoid that.

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Re: 1876 lower tang
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 09:46:33 am »
Mwhite I don't know the vintage or maker of your '76.  The only currently made gun being the Uberti, I don't think the tang is sold separately since it is the serialized part.  If an original or a Chaparral, possibly a tang could be found from a junker parts gun?  Good luck

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Re: 1876 lower tang
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 05:41:06 pm »
Mine is an original Winchester 1876. If it were a reproduction it would be easy .

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Re: 1876 lower tang
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 10:02:53 pm »
You can not replace the lower tang on an 1876 Winchester.  On this model, the lower tang is not a seperate piece.  It is forged as part of the receiver.

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Re: 1876 lower tang
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2019, 07:45:29 am »
Repair weld. Cut back,  square edges & (most important) 45 degree chamfer all around both pieces prior to weld.
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Re: 1876 lower tang
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2019, 03:24:56 pm »
You can not replace the lower tang on an 1876 Winchester.  On this model, the lower tang is not a seperate piece.  It is forged as part of the receiver.

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