Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter
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Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufactured in 1881, this is a Second Model rifle with the dust cover guide rail attached to the top of the receiver by two screws. The top barrel flat is marked "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT/KING'S IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860" ahead of the rear sight. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1876" and the serial number is located on the lower tang. There are no caliber markings. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate and buttstock compartment (cleaning rod not included). The accompanying factory letter verifies the rifle configuration, octagon barrel, plain trigger, that it was received in the warehouse on October 18, 1881 and was shipped on the same day on order number 28771.

Manufucture: Winchester
Model: 1876
BBL: 28 inch octagon
Stock: walnut
Guage: 45-60
Finish: blue
Serial Number: 18357

Very good. The rifle has a smooth brown patina with traces of original blue finish in the protected areas. Some very minor pitting is present. The revarnished wood is also very good with some surface chipping and a number of minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.