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January 30, 2024 - 9:37 pm
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How many set triggers were built for the 1876 Winchester rifle.

In George Madis’s, The Winchester Handbook, he says there were 4562 built.

I know sometimes his figures are wrong.

Me and a friend each bought a 1876 with a single set trigger, both rifles build in 1885, both are 40-60, 28 in octagon barrels.

Both rifles were bought from different sellers.

Both set triggers work.

I just wonder how many are out there.

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  According to Herbert Houze, 10,605 if my math is right. T/R

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As I recall, the 1876 model had more set triggers per capita than any other early Winchester repeater.  Based on TR’s numbers, that’s more than 16% of the Model 1876’s had set triggers.

I call myself a collector as it sounds better than hoarder

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   Houze also lists 59 as unknown all in 45-75. The lowest number by caliber is in 50cal, 320. His book is very detailed.  T/R 

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Thanks for the information.

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From my survey of 73’s, 21% of them had set triggers. Set triggers was the most common option on the 73.

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