Very Fine Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle Chambered in 45-75 WCF

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Very Fine Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle Chambered in 45-75 WCF
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Estimate: $9500 - 13000
Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1876
This exceptionally nice, high condition Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle that was manufactured in 1886. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped in two lines "WINCHESTER'S- REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16.1860.", with the breech end roll marked "CAL. 45-75" ahead of the receiver. The upper receiver tang has the final third style "MODEL 1876" marking with foliate letters. The bottom of the brass cartridge elevator is inscribed "45-75". The serial number "59151" is stamped on the lower receiver tang behind the loading lever latch. The receiver has the integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The barrel is fitted with the original factory half nickel silver blade front sight with a "1876" marked adjustable folding leaf rear sight graduated "2-10" (200-1000 yards). The stock is fitted with the original steel buttplate which has a sliding brass trap door. The rifle has a rust blued finish on the barrel, magazine tube, receiver and side plates with a casehardened hammer, loading lever, forearm cap and crescent steel buttplate. The dust cover and loading gate are niter blue. The walnut stock and forearm are varnished.
BBL: 28 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 45-75
Finish: blue
Serial Number: 59151
Very fine with 85% of the original blue finish overall with some slight fading of the blue on the side and underside of the receiver. The loading lever, hammer, trigger and buttplate retain 40% of their original case colors overall. The buttstock retains most of its original factory varnish overall mixed with some minor handling marks and scratches. The forend retains 80% of its original varnish, thinning overall mixed with some minor handling marks. This is really a fine Winchester 1876 lever action rifle.