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Accession Number: 1988.8.191

Date : ca. 1885

Gloss: The Model 1876 was developed in response to popular demand for heavier and more powerful calibers and was basically an enlarged version of the Model 1873 designed to handle larger cartridges (.40/60 W.C.F., .45/60 W.C.F., .45/75 W.C.F. and .50/95 W.C.F.). This model was popular in England, Africa and India, as well as in the American West. First exhibited at the Centennial Exposition held in Philadelphia, it was commonly referred to as the Winchester Centennial Model. The carbine, chambered in .45/75 W.C.F., was officially adopted by the Royal Northwest Police in Canada in 1883, and served with them until 1904. This rifle was exhibited at the London Armory Company, 1887-1890. Magazine capacity: rifle- 12 cartridges; carbine- 9 cartridges; musket- 13 cartridges.

Dimensions: L: 42.25 in, Barrel length: 21.25 in, H: 7.75 in

Remarks: barrel, magazine, and fore-grip may have been refinished.

Inscription: lower tang/45569/bottom receiver/40-60/upper tang/{MODEL. 1876.}/top bbl/WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860./CAL. 40-60/PL bbl/[four proofmarks]/

Synopsis: firearm- rifle- short- American- Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT- metal- trigger- walnut- plain- sporting- lower tang/45569/bottom receiver/40-60/upper tang/{MODEL. 1876.}/top bbl/WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860./CAL. 40-60/PL bbl/[four proofmarks]/- Winchester Model 1876 Short Rifle- .40-60 - 45569- barrel, magazine, and fore-grip may have been refinished.

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