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Late 3rd Model 1876 Winchester 45/75wcf
September 22, 2015
2:36 pm
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THe 1876 Winchester has been one of my favorite rifles to shoot, load for, collect , and just have around to admire.This one is one of my favorites , a  very late 3rd. model 28″ oct. barrel full magazine rifle . Was lucky enough to purchase the original loading tools from the previous owner . The old rifle is in good condition with a better than decent bore. I have used this old 45/75wcf for just plain fun shooting and hunting for some yrs. now. It is my go too rifle for hunting these last yrs. It has taken many deer wild hog and a number of other wild game in the recent past. The load used in this old Winchester  . Bullets cast from soft lead in an original Winchester mold @ 352gr. and .458+ , lube is my normal Bees Wax/ Tallow 50/50 , CCI #200 cap, brass formed from 50/90 Sharps, filled with 2FF Swiss Bp. and seated in the Original Winchester tong tool.This load is as close as( I )can make to original ammo for this old 1876 Winchester rifle. The old rifle still can hold her own on the targets and in the field 100+ yrs after being made . Just cant ask for more in my book. A pic. of a 50yd. 3shot group with the old rifle and load described. ,,,,,DT http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b519/TheDustyTexian/IMG_0077_zpslaglws5v.jpgImage Enlarger

September 22, 2015
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Love these kinds of posts.  Thanks for sharing a great story.

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September 22, 2015
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Neat stuff Dusty.  Looks like you are having a good time replicating the early load and it shoots pretty good.  Nice looking rifle too.

 

Brad

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September 22, 2015
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Wincacher, Thank You Sir. Thats what I like about this site. Getting to talk and hear about others and their dealings with the old Winchesters loading and shooting . Were else could I ramble about an old rifle and its loads .,,,,,DT

September 22, 2015
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Thanks and You bet Brad , I enjoy shooting the old timey loads and guns  .,,,,,DT

September 22, 2015
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I’ll have to sit down one of these evenings and write up the story behind my old ’76 (pictured here) and how I lucked into getting it, at a reasonable price for 1985, how I made the first cartridges for it and developed a load that hit bulls-eye on the very first shot after sitting in a basement for over 30 years.

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September 22, 2015
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That is a Great Looking 76 you have there! I look forward to the story. ,,,DT

September 22, 2015
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 Great story,DT.

 Wincacher, looking forward to hearing the story on your rifle.

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