What Win4575 wrote applies to me as well. I loaded some .40-60 WCF cartridges for an 1876 rifle using an original 1880 tool and bullets from an original 1878 iron mold. I used resized and trimmed W-W .45-70 brass. I find that the W…
…tool to seat the bullet and crimp the case. The bullet is seated at exactly the correct length so the cartridge feeds and loads correctly in my 1876.
They are good enough so that the old smokepole can show her stuff. Here are some photos that include an original cartridge and one I loaded
I have the original loading tools and bullet molds for both my 1876 "Short Rifle" in 40/60 WCF and my 1873 rifle in 32/20 WCF. My question to all is this, has anyone out there used the original tools to reload Black…
…(ya ta hey)
If the tools are in good shape you should not have any trouble at all . In fact it's real easy . I have loaded all four of the 1876 Winchester calibers using the original tools and of course Bp. along with the 38wcf 44wcf and a few others . No problem . In the 40-60 wcf with
…to just touch the cardboard wad, this gives me a 2.250" C.O.L. +- a few thousandths of an inch. They shoot very well, in my Uberti repo 1876 45-75WCF, I love this gun. Ordered som mid-range Kelley Soule sights from Buffalo Arms, to finish off this rifle. I cannot get it to shoot low
… good to hear from you! I, as well, have the tools and the moulds for many of my early models 1873 and 1876. The closest I have come to using them tho is casting the .45 caliber bullets in the mould marked for the .45-75. I used Rapine mould prep on
…have the original loading tools and bullet molds for both my 1876 "Short Rifle" in 40/60 WCF and my 1873 rifle in 32/20 WCF. My question to all is this, has anyone out there used the original tools to reload Black
…Bill Hockett said
The barrel length for 1876 Express rifles from the April 1, 1882 catalog is "26 inches or under." The catalog also states that as made up for the English market a 22 inch
…ledgers having errors.
In my 1981 edition of George Madis' "The Winchester Handbook" he states on page 55 that in the warehouse records for 1876 rifle serial numbers 4480-4489 it is noted that they should have "handle bent down like mouser (sic) rifle..." A look at the Hotchkiss records
…barrel length for 1876 Express rifles from the April 1, 1882 catalog is "26 inches or under." The catalog also states that as made up for the English market a 22 inch
The 50-95 is a shorter fatter cartridge than the straight long 50-110. The 50-95 was made for the short action of a 1876 and will not fit in a 1886 that uses the 50-110, a longer cartridge with a smaller diameter. The confusion started with the term Express. When…
…Winchester came out with the 50-95 for the 1876 they called it the 50 Express. Later when they made the 1886 in 50-110 they called it Winchester Express 50-110-300. Marking on barrels and…
…loading tools got shorten and the term "Express" no longer meant only a 1876, they added the bullet diameter and powder charge.
As Burt said "they are dimensionally very different". T/R
…- Octagon" it is assumed to be the standard length barrel for the particular model of gun. Does this really mean that, for example, a Winchester 1876 standard rifle with a shorter than 28" barrel (standard length) is incorrect because the letter does not list the shorter length? I ask because I
…m looking for slings for the following ; 1866 musket, 1876 Hawaiin Civil Guard Musket, 1885 hi-wall musket , 1885 Winder musket, 1886 musket , 1892 musket and a 1895 Russian contract Musket, oh ya' and a
Can I jump in with another Express that has similar features? Here is 1876 Express rifle, SN 39,930 which the records say has pistol grip with checkered stock, shotgun butt, rubber butt plate, 26 inch round barrel with
…crescent only! Most of the time I shoot a true shotgun butt, standard model in .405 with a Jostem pad on it. Much nicer shooting! As to the 1876's, these again are most attractive pieces of art! Tim
Can I jump in with another Express that has similar features? Here is 1876 Express rifle, SN 39,930 which the records say has pistol grip with checkered stock, shotgun butt, rubber butt plate, 26 inch round barrel with…
…caliber. Low production and low survivability means there are not nearly enough guns like this available for the collector demand - most Model 1876's manufactured were standard grade guns.
…I jump in with another Express that has similar features? Here is 1876 Express rifle, SN 39,930 which the records say has pistol grip with checkered stock, shotgun butt, rubber butt plate, 26 inch round barrel with
…up way beyond the top end estimates. But look at the item, which is often a one of a kind or one of very few (recent example is the 1 of 100 Model 1876). Who would feel they could accurately determine its likely sale point as so few having ever sold! I never bothered figuring MY estimate as I
…of five of my reloads alongside two originals.
Nice looking cartridges. I've always liked the looks of the .45-75. I would rather my M1876 .45-60 (and my Whitney-Kennedys in .45-60) were in .45-75.
…Winchester catalogs currently available from Cornell Publishing. This info is in all of the early catalogs from the Henry era through the 1876. I think the one I used was the 1875 which is in Volume I of the 12 Volume set. Winchester did not manufacture any of these guns with the set
…than the underlying mild steel. Case hardening compound is available from Brownells. I think I showed that process in the heavy barreled 1876 series when I welded up the hammer and surface hardened it. If not, I'm sure there are plenty of videos that show the process in detail. It's a
To be clear I’m looking for the Winchester 1876, 1877, and/or March 1878 Catalogs. Which are noted as having been made by Ron Stadt in a series of articles in our very own WACA Collector Magazine…
On page 24 of the Spring 1985 Collector his article lists all three of these Catalogs as been made by Winchester. He notes the “1876 catalog”, the “1877 Catalog Revised price list March 1, first to list Model 1876”, and “March 1, 1878 Catalog 50 pages Replica Exists”.
…have a replica of the MAY 1878 catalog issued in 1966 by the Olin Mathison Chemical Corporation. And a while back I purchased Cornell’s “January 1876 Catalog.” Which I don’t know where they got that date from, or who supplied it to them. As it is an exact copy, and I mean exact with no changes…
…whatsoever, of the 1875 Catalog shown in Vol. 1 of the 1991 Armory Publications 10 Volume Set. Which in my opinion Cornell’s can not be a January 1876 Catalog as on page 61 it shows the 1874 Reloading Tool and not the 1875 Reloading Tool. There is a 1st Issue & a 2nd Issue of the 1875 Catalog.
… etc. At that time is was attributed to a "private collection". At one time Ed had the finest collection of 1 of 100 and 1 of 1000 1873s AND 1876s. He quietly divested himself of his treasures years ago and I expect someone else may have placed many of these back together. I miss talking
…the $300,000 bidder had lost his mind, I think even the auctioneer was surprised when it took off from there. I didn’t realize there was a 1/100 1876, imagine what one with some condition could bring.
…does not fit around the receiver well. I suppose it's not a fair comparison as the W-K was more in competition with the Winchesters M1873 and M1876. Even with that, a '73 Winchester is easy to carry. The '76 is more of a challenge.
…m the proud owner of an 1876 winchester made in 1882. I desperately need the right side toggles. I have checked about everywhere I can think of. Can anybody help me out?
The other exception is people who turn them into the police. In that case they are destroyed. I shudder to think of how many 1873's, 1866's, 1876's, 1885's, 1886's, etc. have suffered that horrible fate due to the ignorance of the heirs. It wouldn't surprise me if a few deluxe 1886's have
…s one nice 1876.
…by twice the size. My rifle is not an original either so I am able to load it a bit higher than everything I have read when loading for an original 1876 Winchester. As I stated in my first post, I would never start any higher than 35-37grs of the powder that I used in this load.
…350 gr., .458 spg lube, HS-6 powder 17 1/2 gr., Fed 215 primers. The brass is turned & head stamped NWMP 45-75. I have fired 4 rds thru my 1876 ser. #2332 without chronograph but they seem pretty snappy. Do any of you have info or experience with this powder/load? I have no loading