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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - November 2022

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Sale A1122 Lot 760


A .45-75 WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE, CIRCA 1881, serial no. 18,211,
with 28in. octagonal barrel, dove-tailed fore-sight with nickel blade, and retrofitted with African express sights of six folding platinum-lined leaves to 600 yards with additional ladder from 700 to an optimistic 1000 yards (applied over the original rear-sight dove-tail), the top of barrel signed 'WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS, NEW HAVEN CT. KINGS-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29 1866, OCTOBER 16 1860', iron receiver with sliding dust-cover, straight-hand butt-stock, walnut fore-end, iron nose-cap, full-length magazine tube, this is a late second model of which approx. 22,000 were made

Provenance: The M76 often known as the Centennial Model was produced 1876-97 with a total production of approx 64,000. The 76 was designed to offer the shooter a more powerful lever action and was enthusiastically endorsed by Theodore Roosevelt

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Estimate £1,400-1,800

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament

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