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Looking to add an 1876 deluxe (special sporting rifle) in .45-75 to the collection.  Pistol grip, fancy wood, checkered stocks.  Case hardening is nice and seems to be on most of these.  I prefer full octagon, rifle buttplate, full magazine.  Set trigger is nice but not required.  Extra length, shorter than standard or heavy barrel is nice but also not required.  Original finish required.  No refinished guns.

Photos required preferably with a magazine or newspaper to show recent date.

Something like this one which has a 26 inch barrel but otherwise has the configuration and condition.  No scammers…

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Good afternoon Bill,

We have an upcoming Firearms & Militaria Auction coming up. We have a Winchester 1876 coming up with a factory letter from the Cody Museum. Please see the link below to see all of the information on the rifle and photos.

https://www.proxibid.com/Winchester-Model-1876-Rifle-Third-Model-Cal-45-75-w-Factory-Letter/lotInformation/71671262

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Good afternoon Bill,

We have an upcoming Firearms & Militaria Auction coming up. We have a Winchester 1876 coming up with a factory letter from the Cody Museum. Please see the link below to see all of the information on the rifle and photos.

https://www.proxibid.com/Winchester-Model-1876-Rifle-Third-Model-Cal-45-75-w-Factory-Letter/lotInformation/71671262

 

I don’t know everything, but on my M1876, the magazine tube goes all the way to end of the barrel.  “I’m not believing this statement:  Rifle # 39925 is in the configuration that it was in when it left the factory; no tinkering or restoration has been detected.”  
  

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Good afternoon Bill,

We have an upcoming Firearms & Militaria Auction coming up. We have a Winchester 1876 coming up with a factory letter from the Cody Museum. Please see the link below to see all of the information on the rifle and photos.

https://www.proxibid.com/Winchester-Model-1876-Rifle-Third-Model-Cal-45-75-w-Factory-Letter/lotInformation/71671262

 

I don’t know everything, but on my M1876, the magazine tube goes all the way to end of the barrel.  “I’m not believing this statement:  Rifle # 39925 is in the configuration that it was in when it left the factory; no tinkering or restoration has been detected.”  

  

  

Steve – see my other post about this rifle. I assumed the magazine tube had been shortened and tried to pose the issue as gently as I knew how – Bert confirmed the tube was shortened and not by Winchester. So, it has been messed with in spite of what it says in the description.

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Steve and Burt, thanks for jumping on.  I agree with your assessment.

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Burt Humphrey said

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Good afternoon Bill,

We have an upcoming Firearms & Militaria Auction coming up. We have a Winchester 1876 coming up with a factory letter from the Cody Museum. Please see the link below to see all of the information on the rifle and photos.

https://www.proxibid.com/Winchester-Model-1876-Rifle-Third-Model-Cal-45-75-w-Factory-Letter/lotInformation/71671262

 

I don’t know everything, but on my M1876, the magazine tube goes all the way to end of the barrel.  “I’m not believing this statement:  Rifle # 39925 is in the configuration that it was in when it left the factory; no tinkering or restoration has been detected.”  

  

  

Steve – see my other post about this rifle. I assumed the magazine tube had been shortened and tried to pose the issue as gently as I knew how – Bert confirmed the tube was shortened and not by Winchester. So, it has been messed with in spite of what it says in the description.

  

Ah, I see now.  I just found the other thread this morning. 

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steve004 said

Burt Humphrey said

steve004 said

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Good afternoon Bill,

We have an upcoming Firearms & Militaria Auction coming up. We have a Winchester 1876 coming up with a factory letter from the Cody Museum. Please see the link below to see all of the information on the rifle and photos.

https://www.proxibid.com/Winchester-Model-1876-Rifle-Third-Model-Cal-45-75-w-Factory-Letter/lotInformation/71671262

 

I don’t know everything, but on my M1876, the magazine tube goes all the way to end of the barrel.  “I’m not believing this statement:  Rifle # 39925 is in the configuration that it was in when it left the factory; no tinkering or restoration has been detected.”  

  

  

Steve – see my other post about this rifle. I assumed the magazine tube had been shortened and tried to pose the issue as gently as I knew how – Bert confirmed the tube was shortened and not by Winchester. So, it has been messed with in spite of what it says in the description.

  

Ah, I see now.  I just found the other thread this morning. 

  

Thank you all for your information and expertise, we are updating our description accordingly.

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Still looking for a “deluxe” 1876 in .45-75…

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Bill,

We’ll look for a nice one in Greely.  RMB

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Bill,

We’ll look for a nice one in Greely.  RMB

  

Find me one too, Rick.

BTW – I think you are going to be stuck sitting by me in Greeley……… just wanted to give you fair warning. 

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No problem for me.  I’m looking forward to it.  I might even buy you lunch.

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Chuck said
Not exactly what you want.

https://www.joesalter.com/category/products/Winchester-Model-1876-Deluxe-Shotgun-Butt-Pistol-Grip-1880

  

Just looked at this one again and it letters as having a half magazine.  Currently a full mag.

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Chuck said

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Not exactly what you want.

https://www.joesalter.com/category/products/Winchester-Model-1876-Deluxe-Shotgun-Butt-Pistol-Grip-1880

  

Just looked at this one again and it letters as having a half magazine.  Currently a full mag.

  

Yep, something is fishy in Denmark with that one.  

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Sorry for not paying more attention the first time.

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Bill Hockett said

Chuck said

Chuck said

Not exactly what you want.

https://www.joesalter.com/category/products/Winchester-Model-1876-Deluxe-Shotgun-Butt-Pistol-Grip-1880

  

Just looked at this one again and it letters as having a half magazine.  Currently a full mag.

  

Yep, something is fishy in Denmark with that one.  Also, it’s a .45-60 and I’m looking for a .45-75.  I appreciate keeping me informed.  

According to Houze, only 802 Model 1876 rifles in .45-75 rifles were made with checkered stock and pistol grip.  Not easy to find one today.

  

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Most of the early deluxe 76’s had a straight grip.  I’m not sure when the pistol grip became available?  I saw the one I posted was a 45-60 and had a shotgun butt.  A lot of shooters bought 45-60’s because some thought the 45-75 kicked too much.

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This thread is drifting off course, however since it’s mine…

The Model 1876 was offered with a pistol grip stock as an extra when it first showed up in the price list dated August 10, 1877.  The first one that exists with a pistol grip in the survey is SN 455, a “1 of 1000.”

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This thread is drifting off course, however since it’s mine…

The Model 1876 was offered with a pistol grip stock as an extra when it first showed up in the price list dated August 10, 1877.  The first one that exists with a pistol grip in the survey is SN 455, a “1 of 1000.”

  

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