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Old 05-21-2019, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default Winchester Model 1876

I have an old Winchester lever gun that has “model 1876” behind the hammer.

On the octagon barrel it reads “winchester’s repeating arm-new haven, ct”
“King’s improvement patented March 29 1866, October 16, 1850”

Don’t see a serial number on it or caliber on it. It’s in rough condition as it’s missing the plates, pretty rusty, and the actual lever is pretty loose. Any one know anyone in or close to the RGV that could potentially restore it?
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:53 PM   #2
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No serial numbers on guns that old. I don't know anyone in Texas, but Doug Turnbull specializes in restoring old firearms. Pretty spendy I'd imagine. Some of the bigger gun stores might be able to point you in the right direction.
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:12 AM   #3
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Contact Winchester
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:20 AM   #4
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Good chance its a 44-40.

I would call Winchester.
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:37 AM   #5
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Look up Cody Firearms Museum.If it's got a serial # It'll be on the plate behind the lever.

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Old 05-22-2019, 06:00 AM   #6
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Post a pic. I have several in all flavors. Serial number should be on the bottom of the reciever. Some had very light engravings, you almost need some oil and a flashlight reflection to see them if they are rusty.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:46 AM   #7
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Very likely to be in 45-60 or larger....the 1876 Model is a beefed up version of the 1873 which was in predominantly 44-40. I wouldn’t trust just anyone to a restoration job as it will likely kill the value of the firearm. Like mentioned already, I’d look at Doug Turnbull as this is really in his wheel house. It won’t be cheap, but it will be a work of art.

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Old 05-22-2019, 08:49 AM   #8
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:35 AM   #9
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Very likely to be in 45-60 or larger....the 1876 Model is a beefed up version of the 1873 which was in predominantly 44-40. I wouldn’t trust just anyone to a restoration job as it will likely kill the value of the firearm. Like mentioned already, I’d look at Doug Turnbull as this is really in his wheel house. It won’t be cheap, but it will be a work of art.

Jake
When you’re saying won’t be cheap, Any idea of ballpark? We talking 10k or less or more thank 10k? I know depends on condition of the gun. Will get pics later.
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:15 AM   #10
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When you’re saying won’t be cheap, Any idea of ballpark? We talking 10k or less or more thank 10k? I know depends on condition of the gun. Will get pics later.
https://www.turnbullrestoration.com/...tion-services/

Give them a shout. I’ve seen their work and it’s top
Notch for sure
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