Avatar
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
WTB model 1876 centennial rifle book
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Avatar
Emmett Idaho
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 37
Member Since:
December 17, 2022
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
August 27, 2023 - 4:24 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hello yes the topic is an abbreviated book name….

I am here once again to see about buying a book! I am not expecting a miracle but it never hurts to ask.  I would like to buy a copy of 

The Winchester Model 1876 Centennial Rifle” by Herb Houze

Used is fine. I have searched the internet to the best of my non technical abilities and found a couple of copies very expensive to super expensive.  Regardless I know this is not a cheap book to be had.   So if you have one you would part with please PM with the condition and price.  

when I was looking for another Pirkle book to give as a gift, someone was kind enough to point me in the right direction.  That would work as well.  
thank you for your time. 
Sam

IMG_9235.jpeg

WACA Member 

Colt Collectors Association Member 

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Member 

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 210
Member Since:
September 11, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4729
Member Since:
March 31, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
August 27, 2023 - 4:41 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

If you search the The Winchester Model 1876 Centennial Rifle” by Herb Houze you can find a few for sale but they are going for about $260.

https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/winchester-model-1876-centennial/author/herbert-houze/

Contact Randy Duckett and let him know you are looking for one.  He comes across a lot of stuff.

https://rdgunbooks.com/

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 11074
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
August 27, 2023 - 5:40 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I am simply amazed at the prices that the Winchester reference books are bringing these days! I now have a small fortune in just reference books alone! Having acquired nearly all of my sizeable library in years past, I never paid that much $$ for each book. I have paid up to $300 for an original Winchester catalog though.

Bert

WACA Historian & Board of Director Member #6571L
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 156
Member Since:
December 9, 2002
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
5
August 27, 2023 - 6:20 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Sam,

I Sent you a Pm.Smile

Antonio

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 562
Member Since:
April 1, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
August 27, 2023 - 7:01 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Chuck said
If you search the The Winchester Model 1876 Centennial Rifle” by Herb Houze you can find a few for sale but they are going for about $260.

https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/winchester-model-1876-centennial/author/herbert-houze/

Contact Randy Duckett and let him know you are looking for one.  He comes across a lot of stuff.

https://rdgunbooks.com/

  

Not just the book on the Model 1876 which is increasing in popularity and price – I remember when the guns were hard to sell. Does anyone know if enough research has been done of the records to know how many 76’s were made in deluxe configuration with a case hardened frame and in 50 caliber?

Avatar
Northern edge of the D/FW Metromess
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 5264
Member Since:
November 7, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
August 27, 2023 - 7:17 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Bert H. said
I am simply amazed at the prices that the Winchester reference books are bringing these days! I now have a small fortune in just reference books alone! Having acquired nearly all of my sizeable library in years past, I never paid that much $$ for each book. I have paid up to $300 for an original Winchester catalog though.

Bert

  

Bert- 

Prices have increased remarkably in the last several years but many are still a good value. I suppose it’s time to create an inventory list for reference books just in case.

 

Mike

Life Member TSRA, Endowment Member NRA
BBHC Member, TGCA Member
Smokeless powder is a passing fad! -Steve Garbe
I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. -Woodrow F. Call, Lonesome Dove
Some of my favorite recipes start out with a handful of depleted counterbalance devices.-TXGunNut
Presbyopia be damned, I'm going to shoot this thing! -TXGunNut
Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 11074
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
August 27, 2023 - 10:21 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

TXGunNut said

Bert H. said

I am simply amazed at the prices that the Winchester reference books are bringing these days! I now have a small fortune in just reference books alone! Having acquired nearly all of my sizeable library in years past, I never paid that much $$ for each book. I have paid up to $300 for an original Winchester catalog though.

Bert

Bert- 

Prices have increased remarkably in the last several years but many are still a good value. I suppose it’s time to create an inventory list for reference books just in case.

Mike

I have an inventory list, but I do need to update it as I have added several books to my library since I last updated it.  Between the approximately (500) auction catalogs, the (50) or so Winchester catalogs, and all of the many reference books I have, it might compress the springs on my old Dodge a few inches or so if I loaded them all up for a tripWink

WACA Historian & Board of Director Member #6571L
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4391
Member Since:
November 19, 2006
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
9
August 27, 2023 - 10:53 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Bert H. said

TXGunNut said

Bert H. said

I am simply amazed at the prices that the Winchester reference books are bringing these days! I now have a small fortune in just reference books alone! Having acquired nearly all of my sizeable library in years past, I never paid that much $$ for each book. I have paid up to $300 for an original Winchester catalog though.

Bert

Bert- 

Prices have increased remarkably in the last several years but many are still a good value. I suppose it’s time to create an inventory list for reference books just in case.

Mike

I have an inventory list, but I do need to update it as I have added several books to my library since I last updated it.  Between the approximately (500) auction catalogs, the (50) or so Winchester catalogs, and all of the many reference books I have, it might compress the springs on my old Dodge a few inches or so if I loaded them all up for a tripWink

  

Go easy on that old truck Bert – if I recall – it has a lot of miles on it!

Avatar
Northern edge of the D/FW Metromess
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 5264
Member Since:
November 7, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10
August 27, 2023 - 11:41 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Bert-

The “Quick Reference” section of my little library is about 20 books and the less-used books and coffee table books number a few less so I’m quite aways behind you and many other serious collectors. I have avoided going down the catalog rabbit hole for the most part; only auction catalogs are from when they sold an item from my collection. I did finally start reading Canfield’s Combat Shotguns book, thank you. Much more interesting and useful than I expected. 

Steve-

I’ve seen that old red Dodge and in my opinion the engine is barely broken in. Clutch has been upgraded and the chassis is in good shape. “Hot shot” operators used to get 500-700 thousand miles out of a rig like his but Bert’s old red truck has had a much easier life than the typical hot shot truck. It would probably ride much better with several hundred books in the back but loading and unloading them sounds like a lot of work.

 

Mike

Life Member TSRA, Endowment Member NRA
BBHC Member, TGCA Member
Smokeless powder is a passing fad! -Steve Garbe
I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. -Woodrow F. Call, Lonesome Dove
Some of my favorite recipes start out with a handful of depleted counterbalance devices.-TXGunNut
Presbyopia be damned, I'm going to shoot this thing! -TXGunNut
Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 11074
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11
August 28, 2023 - 4:17 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

steve004 said

Go easy on that old truck Bert – if I recall – it has a lot of miles on it!

It has a few miles on it now… and (18) annual round-trips to Cody, WY!Cool  I just hit 380K miles on the odometer on my drive down to Oregon last week.

WACA Historian & Board of Director Member #6571L
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4729
Member Since:
March 31, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12
August 28, 2023 - 4:34 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Here is my list of Winchester books.  I have not updated it for awhile so I actually have more.

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4729
Member Since:
March 31, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
13
August 28, 2023 - 9:00 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

OK  I updated the list.

Avatar
Emmett Idaho
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 37
Member Since:
December 17, 2022
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
14
August 29, 2023 - 3:34 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I just wanted to say “Thank You” to Antonio  he sold me a copy of the book.  
Sam 

IMG_9235.jpeg

WACA Member 

Colt Collectors Association Member 

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Member 

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 156
Member Since:
December 9, 2002
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
15
September 2, 2023 - 10:55 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Your most welcome Sam Smile

Antonio

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6624
TXGunNut: 5264
Chuck: 4729
steve004: 4391
1873man: 4357
Big Larry: 2380
twobit: 2326
mrcvs: 1802
TR: 1738
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 13022
Posts: 113820

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1819
Members: 8996
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3
Navigation