Winchester Model 1876

Winchester's first large caliber lever action designed  for use on large and dangerous game. In appearance it looks much like the Model 1873, but the frame of the 1876 is much larger.

It was produced in Carbine (22" barrel) Express Rifle (26") Sporting Rifle (28" barrel) and Musket (32" barrel - full length forearm)

Calibers offered were:  .40-60 WCF, .45-60 WCF, .45-75 WCF, and .50-95 Express.

It was produced from 1876 to 1897.

The action was of the "toggle link" design, not the strongest design, but more than adequate for blackpowder.  CLICK HERE for a look at the toggle link action.

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A satisfied user of the Model 1876
Teddy Roosevelt