Model 1876

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Private Collection

Winchester 1876 Deluxe Short Rifle .45-75 WCF s/n 45590
mfg 1885 – 22” round barrel w/British proofs; full mag; color case hardened receiver, hammer, lever & forend cap; British 3-leaf folding rear sight graduated from 100-300 yards w/gold inlay centering lines; English sporting front sight with fine blade; deluxe walnut pistol grip checkered stocks with piano varnish finish; blued steel shotgun buttplate. Receiver, hammer & lever (where exposed) retain 80% vivid case colors just starting to drift to silver with sharp edges; lever has a beautiful handmade leather cover on the bot tom edge which is old and of the period; dustcover & loading gate retain 95% bright blue; forend cap retains 50% muted case colors w/balance drifting to silver grey; barrel and mag retain 95% bright blue; stocks are in excellent condition overall with sharp checkering and retain most of their original high gloss varnish finish with some light handling marks and wear; buttplate retains 70% thinning blue; marking are sharp; mechanics are crisp; bore is bright, shiny and appears as new. Includes letter of authenticity from the Cody Firearms Museum verifying all of the features of this rifle.


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