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Offline pinto beans

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how long have you had a 76 rifle?
« on: April 02, 2024, 07:59:35 PM »
Evening All,

Its me again.  Checking in to see if anything was going on, it struck me a little time has passed from when I first got the 76.  Looking at first image date stamp I got the rifle in February of 2013.  Wow!!  Where did the time go?! Now this is the first thing I reach for when any chance to go shooting comes up so the excitement has only gotten more intense as time has passed.  I know others have had theirs good bit longer with those having originals claiming even longer. If my feeble math skills are correct I am right at 11 years a proud owner of a 76 rifle.  How long have you had yours??!  (figured to stir the pot and maybe get a conversation going on the site!!)

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Re: how long have you had a 76 rifle?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2024, 09:17:04 PM »
I got my Cimarron NWMP carbine .45-75 in September, 2016. I don't shoot it as often as I should. I have so many options...

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Re: how long have you had a 76 rifle?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2024, 12:32:10 AM »
My 1876 NWMP .45-75 carbine is a Chaparral … one of the earliest production, as I understand it, so I successfully dodged the woes that apparently crept into their later production.  I have never had any issues with mine, at any rate …

I bought it from Scott Meyer (Nevada Western Firearms) in July of 2007, but the red tape involved in getting it exported from the US and imported into Canada meant I didn't get it until early October of 2007 … so I've had it for over 16 years.

Scott Meyer told me he was instrumental in getting Chaparral to make this model, and was supposed to be the sole US distributor for it, but Chaparral almost immediately began selling them to other dealers … he was less than happy with them, as I recall.  Anyway, Chaparral began numbering their reproductionNWMP carbines with the original Winchester serial numbers listed in "Arms & Accoutrements of the Mounted Police - my carbine's serial number (2750) is the sixth on that list!

I'm also attaching a photo of me with it in the long range rifle match of the Grand Army of the Frontier National Muster in June of 2023 … i am dressed in a NWMP cotton duck fatigue uniform and cap (much more pleasant to shoot in than wool serge … I wore that for the banquet …)
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier

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Re: how long have you had a 76 rifle?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2024, 09:22:26 AM »
After much looking, I found the post declaring my membership to the club! December 24, 2014! So that makes it 9 plus years. Uberti 45/75 "Uberti Chamber". Got a couple more since then too. 1st one.

And with the others.
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Re: how long have you had a 76 rifle?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2024, 01:37:56 PM »
Original '76 in .45-60. Long time ago.
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Re: how long have you had a 76 rifle?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2024, 02:07:11 PM »
I got a Cimarron 76 carbine in.45-75 in 2011. It shoots into about an1 1/2” at a 100 yards with a BACO 350 grain bullet and 24 grains of 5774. Goes real well with my Cimarron American with an 8” barrel.
I had a Chapperel rifle that I sold to a gun shop where my brother worked. He told me that a guy bought it and returned it a couple of days later because it was expanding his.45-70 cases so bad. They told him.45-75 is not the same as .45-70.

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Re: how long have you had a 76 rifle?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2024, 12:47:34 PM »
I bought my first 1876 Winchester in 1967.  In was a carbine in .45-75.  To date, I owned around 30 rifles and carbines in all 4 calibers.  In 2017 I sold most of my collection, a total of 22 guns.  I kept the two that I enjoyed shooting.  A .50 Express rifle with 26" octagon barrel, shipped in 1883 and a late carbine in .45-75 shipped in 1891. 

 

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