Lot 2001: Exceptional Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Rock Island Auction

Rock Island Auction

2017-03-29 15:44:32

Lot 2001

This is an extremely fine example of a Winchester 1876 "Centennial Model" Lever Action Sporting Rifle that was manufactured in 1882. This rifle has the "Third Model" receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated rear edge. The rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Search Form that identifies it as a rifle in .45-60 caliber with 26-inch octagon barrel and plain trigger. The letter lists "Date In: 12-27-1882" and "Date Shipped: 8-14-84". The 26-inch octagon barrel, full length magazine, forearm cap, receiver, bolt dust cover and crescent buttplate have the Winchester commercial blue finish. The loading gate is niter blue. The hammer, trigger and lever are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain, oil-finished, American walnut. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a folding leaf rear sight graduated to "10" and marked "1876" at the top of the leaf. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The crescent buttplate has a sliding brass trap door. The upper tang is roll-stamped: "{ MODEL 1876. }" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number "30844" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and the rear tang screw.

Estimate: 9500.00-14000.00

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