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…Bill Hockett said

An interesting topic.  The Model 1876 action was plenty strong enough for any factory cartridge that Winchester loaded for it back in its heyday.  The experimental Model 1878 used the …

….45-70-405 government cartridge and was strong enough for it.  The Model 1878 was a lengthened Model 1876 action used for 1878 military trials.  

I don't know exactly when Winchester changed from wrought iron to steel for the Model 1876 receiver. …

…the time noting the change.  We know that Winchester didn't like to waste parts so they would have used up the iron receivers.

Probably the Model 1876 changed to steel receivers in the 1882-83 time period when they went to third model style receivers.  

Neither Madis or Pirkle in their books

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July 20, 2023 5:09 pm
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…referring to what Winchester called the Sporting Leaf Rear sight.  It was available for the Model 1873 (graduated from 100 to 800 yards, the Model 1876 and Hotchkiss (graduated from 100 to 1000 yards).  Probably used on other Winchester rifles as well.  I think with the leaf flat, the notch is…

…the 100 yard setting.  Raise the leaf and with the slider at the bottom and that is 200 yards, etc.

Here is one marked 2 to 10 and 1876 at the top of the leaf.

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July 20, 2023 5:06 pm
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…interesting topic.  The Model 1876 action was plenty strong enough for any factory cartridge that Winchester loaded for it back in its heyday.  The experimental Model 1878 used the …

….45-70-405 government cartridge and was strong enough for it.  The Model 1878 was a lengthened Model 1876 action used for 1878 military trials.  

I don't know exactly when Winchester changed from wrought iron to steel for the Model 1876 receiver. …

…the time noting the change.  We know that Winchester didn't like to waste parts so they would have used up the iron receivers.

Probably the Model 1876 changed to steel receivers in the 1882-83 time period when they went to third model style receivers.  

Neither Madis or Pirkle in their books

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July 20, 2023 4:47 pm
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…said

  I have shot every 1876 I every owned with smokeless powder, never used black powder. Never had a problem, always use a filler, only load to original velocity, and bullet

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July 18, 2023 7:58 pm
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… I have bought three Winchester black powder guns with blown chambers, 1873 44-40, 1886 45-70, and a 1876 50-95. Don't know how they did it but all three blew out down cracking the receiver to the magazine hole. This makes it very difficult to unscrew

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July 18, 2023 3:04 am
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…best next year... I wish all shows were like this and as well run!  I was also pleasantly surprised when a slide & aperture showed up for my 1876 thick base, long range sight... thanks Tim!  I will be sharing the proceeds when it finds a new home.  Cheers!

  

Glad you had a good show,

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July 18, 2023 1:41 am
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… I have shot every 1876 I every owned with smokeless powder, never used black powder. Never had a problem, always use a filler, only load to original velocity, and bullet

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July 18, 2023 12:41 am
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…best next year... I wish all shows were like this and as well run!  I was also pleasantly surprised when a slide & aperture showed up for my 1876 thick base, long range sight... thanks Tim!  I will be sharing the proceeds when it finds a new home.  Cheers!

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July 18, 2023 12:02 am
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…said

Well, there was a recent thread involving a Model 1876 that had exploded and there was no mention of the load and if black powder or smokeless powder?

  

Test done 1877.

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July 17, 2023 10:43 pm
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… there was a recent thread involving a Model 1876 that had exploded and there was no mention of the load and if black powder or smokeless powder?

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July 17, 2023 10:37 pm
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…Winchester 1873, 1876, 1886, 1892, & 1894 rifles and carbines?

And what verified reports are of any of these Models exploding and was smokeless or black powder

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July 17, 2023 8:49 pm
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…said

Chuck said

Shrapnel said

I was just reading in my 1876 Winchester book about the history of the 1876. There have been many stories spread about how weak the 1876 Winchester action is and I find it interesting to see what the actual field test was to…

…is. Everyone parrots the same old saying about how weak it is and yet this study seems to nullify that rumor.

Here is a picture of a blown up 1876 that the action held and yet the barrel was blown completely off the action...

 

  

That is really interesting.  It took me years to…

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Have these blown up using smokeless powder?  Or was it black powder?

Many claim it’s okay to fire mild smokeless loads in any Model 1873, 1876, 1886, 1892, & 1894.  I’m not so certain.  I tend to err on the side of caution and generally don’t fire smokeless in anything prior to about

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July 17, 2023 8:44 pm
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…said

Shrapnel said

I was just reading in my 1876 Winchester book about the history of the 1876. There have been many stories spread about how weak the 1876 Winchester action is and I find it interesting to see what the actual field test was to…

…is. Everyone parrots the same old saying about how weak it is and yet this study seems to nullify that rumor.

Here is a picture of a blown up 1876 that the action held and yet the barrel was blown completely off the action...

 

  

That is really interesting.  It took me years to…

….  

Have these blown up using smokeless powder?  Or was it black powder?

Many claim it’s okay to fire mild smokeless loads in any Model 1873, 1876, 1886, 1892, & 1894.  I’m not so certain.  I tend to err on the side of caution and generally don’t fire smokeless in anything prior to about

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July 17, 2023 8:01 pm
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…Shrapnel said

I was just reading in my 1876 Winchester book about the history of the 1876. There have been many stories spread about how weak the 1876 Winchester action is and I find it interesting to see what the actual field test was to determine just how weak/strong that action is. Everyone…

…parrots the same old saying about how weak it is and yet this study seems to nullify that rumor.

Here is a picture of a blown up 1876 that the action held and yet the barrel was blown completely off the action...

 

  

That is really interesting.  It took me years to

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July 17, 2023 6:04 pm
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…said

 I think Chuck is talking about a 1873 or 1876 elevator system with the spring screws. T/R

  

Tom you are correct.  I had my head you know where.

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July 17, 2023 5:53 pm
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…76 rcvrs iron, not steel?

  

Most certainly they were iron. The test was also done in 1877.

I am not aware of Winchester using steel for the 1876 at any time of their production, but maybe they did...

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July 17, 2023 3:44 pm
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…was just reading in my 1876 Winchester book about the history of the 1876. There have been many stories spread about how weak the 1876 Winchester action is and I find it interesting to see what the actual field test was to determine just how weak/strong that action is. Everyone…

…parrots the same old saying about how weak it is and yet this study seems to nullify that rumor.

Here is a picture of a blown up 1876 that the action held and yet the barrel was blown completely off the action...

 

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July 17, 2023 3:01 pm
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July 16, 2023 3:19 am
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…said

 I think Chuck is talking about a 1873 or 1876 elevator system with the spring screws. T/R

  

Hopefully Chuck will chime in. I did send that info to my gunsmith. Is this not applicable for

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July 14, 2023 3:20 am
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…I think Chuck is talking about a 1873 or 1876 elevator system with the spring screws. T/R

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July 14, 2023 2:55 am
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…Handbook" by George Stone has dimensions of the set trigger parts.  As I recall, there are some differences between 1st, 2nd and 3rd models.  The 1876 set triggers use some of the same parts.  

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July 3, 2023 9:20 pm
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…up to 2006 . That was an interesting project

  

Henry - 

Weren't you putting a grouping together of the main lever models (e.g. M1873, M1876, M1886, etc.) that consisted of a carbine, rifle and musket of each model?

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July 1, 2023 4:28 pm
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…!873man is about as good at it as anyone. Perhaps several good pictures posted will get you some good advice.

 Mark Douglas has a good video on a 1876 set trigger, start by watching it. They all work on the same principal, little hammer hits sear. T/R

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June 27, 2023 2:08 am
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…was a pleasant surprise; I bought a 11 gun collection, all to get 1 1894 in a configuration I didn't have, including 3 1890's a 1876 , '73 , 86  and some other stuff. But this catalogue was in the mix and I'm pretty excited about finding it, I didn't have a 1902 catalogue, how

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June 26, 2023 6:08 pm
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…the active 1876 research survey, I found 12 rifles that have the seven leaf sight.  About half of them have British or African provenance.  

Here is an 1876 at…

…that have them.  Also has a Beach front sight but the globe is broken off.

https://www.collectorsfirearms.com/products/1509-winchester-1876-45-75-w3037.html

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June 13, 2023 10:17 pm
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…40-70 Ballard), and the 40-85 (a derivative of the 40-90 Ballard).

You're memory is better than mine--they were developed by Marlin in 1876.  Dutcher devotes several pages to them, & noted that some users (but evidently a minority) complained that fired cases sometimes stuck in the

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June 12, 2023 2:38 am
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…even possibly the 2nd Model Molds. I think the 1874 Tool being found in 45 Colt speaks to this possibility.  They first cataloged 45 Colt in the 1876 Catalog. The 1874 cartridge board, also known as the Rimfire board, has the rimfire version of the 45 Colt on it. The next board made the 1879

…that vintage. That sight doesn't show up until after WWII. I believe you need this type. 

Winchester Semi Buckhorn Rear Sight W/ Elevator 1873 1876 1886 1892 1894 1885 94 | eBay

 

Dana

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June 3, 2023 1:08 pm
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I picked this one up at the Greeley CGCA Show. The only thing special about it is the 26" barrel.

Mod 1876 Third Model OB, FM CB 26"
45-60 WCF
30844
1882

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May 29, 2023 7:23 pm
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…said I feel sad that he never got to see any of the fine lever rifles that came after the Model 1876.  A whole lot he never got to see.

  

Well, Steve, maybe dying worth 1.5 million was partial compensation.  (Equals about 45 million today,

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