Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
The Model 1876 Winchester uses the same basic design as the Model 1873, adapted for larger cartridges. The majority of Winchester '76's are in a rifle configuration, but occasionally carbines and muskets are encountered. The 1876 carbine is unique in the Winchester lever action family, as it has a long forearm wood, which gives it the appearance of a short musket. When you see your first '76 carbine, it is easy to mistake it for a musket.
76 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W661
Cal 45-60. 28" full round bbl and full length mag tube. Correct folding ladder rear sight. Original blade front sight. Fine bore. Original 1X grade wood in excellent condition with enough figure to qualify for 2X grade stock but 1X is marked on the lower tang. Rifle style buttplate. Overall gun is excellent with 60-70% original blue starting to turn plumish. Crisp tight action. Original dust cover. Good markings.
Antique $ 6,975 sale pending.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 RIFLE;
Item # W392-20-43
Cal 45-60. Original 28" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Original sights include a typical Winchester front sight and a 3-leaf flip up express type rear sight. Original wood in VG condition with only a few minor mars and dings. Sound and solid with a rifle style buttplate. Special order set trigger. Mechanical condition is VG+ with crisp tight action. Overall metal is VG as well with about 60% blue remaining starting to turn plum/brown. Excellent corners and lettering. Nice clean gun with that "just out of the attic" appearance. Untouched and original with Factory Letter.
Antique $ 8,250.
VERY EARLY FIRST MODEL 76 MUSKET
Item # W626
Hawaiian musket features on this gun with the cleaning rod half exposed on the left hand side of the fore wood as well as the flip up spring loaded rear sight. Serial numbers in the 3800 range. This gun was part of a small group of 76 muskets that were sent to Northwest India approximately 1878. This is the only one I have seen with this exact configuration. Quite a unique gun. It has the 2nd model thumbprint dust cover with correct sliding rail. Overall the gun is in excellent+ condition with about 90% slightly toning bbl blue and 75% toning receiver blue. Original wood has a considerable amount of original varnish with a few mars and dings. Sound with no splits or cracks. VG condition with correct carbine style buttplate as well as sling swivels. Crisp and tight mechanical condition. Hard to improve upon this early 76 musket.
Antique $ 22,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 76 SRC
Item # W397 -20-40
Cal 45-60. Overall gun is generally VG with sound wood and the usual mars and dings. No splits or cracks. Original sights, correct sliding dust cover and original saddle ring. Overall metal is generally good with sharp markings and traces of blue turning plum/grey/brown patina. Crisp tight action. This gun is a fine specimen of an original 76 SRC. A $ 4,500
Antique $ 4,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 76 FIRST MODEL OPEN TOP RIFLE
Item # W394 -20-51
Cal 45-75. VG shootable bore. Sharp rifling and a few very minor pits. Would benefit from a good cleaning. 26" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Original sights include correct early sporting short rear sight. Original wood shows a considerable amount of varnish with a few light dings and mars. No signs of abuse. Complete with rifle style buttplate. Overall gun retains about 25-30% original blue turning a plum/brown patina. Good traces of case color on the hammer and lever. Crisp mechanics and sharp corners. Clean all original good conditioned for an open top first model.
Antique $ 8,900.
BEAUTIFUL WINCHESTER 1876 DELUXE RIFLE IN .50-95
Item # 7029-19-30
22" round barrel, button magazine, 85% lustrous barrel blue remaining, the balance turning plummish, considerable vivid case colors remain on frame, hammer and lever; generous amount of protective lacquer is present as well. Fine+ checkered deluxe pistol grip stocks retain most all original lacquer, original steel shotgun style buttplate, dustcover correctly marked 'Winchester Express 50 Cal 95 grs'. Cody Research Form also mentions 'Inside Finish'. Super 76!
Antique $ 57,500.
DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 CASE COLORED RIFLE
Item # W257-19-26
Cal 50 express. Early features are a thumb print dust cover and a 2nd model style checkering on the forearm. 22" full round bbl and button mag. Early sights. Great bore. Original pistol grip checkered Walnut stock is in excellent condition showing very little use if any. Complete with a shotgun style steel buttplate which retains about half of the original blue. Overall gun is in excellent+ condition retaining 94-95% bright shiny blue as well as 95% vivid case colors on receiver and forend cap. Beautiful little gun! Hard to improve upon, especially in a 2nd model. Guaranteed all original and comes with Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Antique $ 67,500.
SECOND MODEL 1876 WINCHESTER RIFLE
Item # W129-20-42
Cal 45-60, round bbl, full mag and crescent butt. 20,XXX serial range. A plumish brown on the receiver and mostly brown on bbl and mag tube. Flat top rear sight and elevator. Replacement dust cover. Bore is fair to good. Wood displays use with a couple of frontier repairs and has had a coat of stain and varnish applied many years ago. Old collectable Winchester reasonably priced.
Antique $ 2,700 .
DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 RIFLE IN 40-60
Item # 8127-20-57
Orig 28 full oct bbl, full length magazine tube, orig sights include a folding ladder rear as well as a folding tang. Orig pistol grip checkered deluxe grade wood is in very nice cond with possibly a light coat of varnish added however it still looks fine with no sanding; definitely a 3X grade piece of wood if not a 4x. Complete with rifle style buttplate. Overall gun is in exc+ cond with 95% bbl and mag blue; receiver retains 60-70% case colors which are thinning somewhat but still quite vivid. Cody Research Form confirms all features, including extra long drop at heel of 3-3/4". Very sharp, clean, excellent gun.
Antique $ 32,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 DELUXE PISTOL GRIP RIFLE IN 45-60
Item # 8035-20-49
Orig 28 full oct bbl, full length magazine tube, folding ladder rear sight. Orig pistol grip checkered fancy 3X walnut stocks are in generally VG cond with no splits or cracks; some minor wear to the checkering; complete with rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is in very nice cond with traces of orig finish, sharp corners, exc markings, mostly a plumish blue brown patina coloration on bbl and mag; traces of case hardening on the receiver. All orig and complete with set trigger and Cody Research Form.
Antique $ 13,500.
WINCHESTER 76 DELUXE RIFLE
Item # 9291A-19-27
Cal .45-60 with original 28" full oct bbl and a button mag. Original sights include a gold gilded folding Beeches combination front sight, an 1876 marked ladder folding rear sight as well as a Winchester tang sight. Overall gun is fantastic condition with 75% vivid case colors on the receiver slightly toning towards the front. The forearm cap retains virtually all case colors as does the buttplate. Original pistol grip 3X grade wood. Checkered deluxe grade wood is in excellent condition with most original varnish and some normal light compression mars from hunting use. No splits or cracks. Complete with correct sling swivels. Bbl retains a considerable amount of original blue slightly toning towards the front and turning brown. The receiver has some fine pin prick pitting but still retains a considerable amount of original lacquer covering the case colors. Complete with set trigger. Hard to improve upon. Excellent inside and out! A true investment grade Winchester with matching Cody Research Form.
Antique $ 39,500.
WINCHESTER MODEL 76 RIFLE
Item # 8743A-19-25
Cal 45-60. Factory Letter states the gun was shipped out in a round bbl 45-60 returned and was changed into a 24" full round bbl with case hardened frame, sling swivels and a 2X deluxe grade stock. Gun is guaranteed all original in fine cond with excellent bore. Bbl and mag retain 50-60% original blue turning plum. Receiver retains 30-40% thinning case colors with some darker spots of corrosion. Crisp action. Original dust cover. Original folding leaf rear bbl sight and correct front sight. All original little gun with very nice deluxe grade wood with most original high gloss lacquer on it. Complete with correct sling swivels and rifle style buttplate. A fine specimen! Complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Antique $ 9,950.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 MUSKET WITH SABRE BAYONET IN .45-75
Item # 5644-20-46
Likely a Hawaiian Citizen Guard Musket as it went to order No. 35449 on 1 1/22/82. Stock is marked twice with 'S9' (Squad 9). VG+ bore, overall metal is a plum brown patina coloration with traces of blue in the protected areas. Walnut musket forearm has a couple of bayonet chop marks but is sound. Sound, serviceable buttstock as well, a coat of light varnish added to the wood, correct sights and sling swivels. Complete with sabre bayonet and Cody Research Form.
Antique $ 12,500.
FINE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 RIFLE
Item # 9276A-19-31
Caliber 45-75. 5,6XX serial number range with a thumb print dustcover, express style front and 4-leaf platinum lined express rear sights. Orig plain walnut stocks are in exc cond with most orig varnish; shotgun style buttplate. Overall gun is in exc cond with 90%+ blue remaining on the bbl and mag, receiver has some light oxidation on one side but is still in fine cond with exc case colors on the hammer and lever; fine bore, Factory Letter attesting to the features. Complete with a target shot with the gun and bullet load that has been worked up for the gun. The guy that I got it from has been doing some shooting with it and it shot pretty well. Fine big gun complete with thumb print dustcover and Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Antique $ 9,850 sale pending.
BEAUTIFUL WINCHESTER MODEL 76 DELUXE RIFLE
Item # W29-19-28
Cal .40-60. 28" full oct bbl, half mag, correct orig sights, VG+ bore. Orig pistol grip checkered deluxe grade wood is in exc cond with a few minor handling mars; still retains most orig varnish; rifle style buttplate. Bbl retains 90% somewhat thinning blue, rec retains about 75% overall case colors but have dimmed to 25-30% vividness. Nice, clean, sharp, all original gun; complete with set trigger.
Antique $ 24,250.
HIGH CONDITION 1876 WINCHESTER CALIBER 40-60
Item # 9409-19-32
28" full oct bbl with very good bore. The finish remaining on the receiver is exceptionally nice. Most bright shiny blue remains. There is a small amount of flaking but the brilliant Winchester blue shows very nicely. Case colors also remain on the hammer and some on the lever. The bbl has most blue with a greyed out area on center from storage. The wood is nice fitting and VG condition with a spot on right side having some sort of putty added to cover a dent. Forearm is also very nice condition wood. Equipped with crescent buttplate. Has correct 1876 ladder type rifle sight, standard front sight. This gun is extremely tight all the way around. The dust cover fits perfectly. Action is very crisp and clean. A very nice 1876!
Antique $ 7,500.
THE STORY OF THE WINCHESTER 1 OF 1000 AND 1 OF 100 RIFLES
Item # el
A great new book by Ed Lewis. "A comprehensive guide to Winchester's dream rifles. No Winchester enthusiast can afford to do without this essential new reference! • Includes critical information that will help identify valuable rarities and avoid fakes. • Learn what makes these Model 1873 and Model 1876 rifles special and why they were made. • Enjoy the colorful stories behind these premium weapons, which were often the prized possessions of Western characters like cowboys, cattlemen, trick shooters, rustlers, state coach drivers and outlaws. • 500+ color photos • Serial number tables." 176 pages, hardcover.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER SHORT RIFLE IN 50 EXPRESS
Item # 8253-20-54
Orig 22 full round bbl, button mag, exc bore, orig sights, orig checkered fancy deluxe burl wood is in exc cond with most orig varnish remaining; complete with orig red Silver's recoil pad. Overall gun is in exc cond with 95% orig bbl blue, 50-60% orig case hardening remaining on the receiver. Fine little gun and very rare.
Antique $ 37,500.
VERY RARE COPY OF A WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 MUSKET
Item # 8129-20-47
Believed to be of Belgian manufacture. 34 bbl, rifle style buttplate, sling swivels, military style rear sight. Excellent copy of a '76 Winchester in extraordinary condition with virtually all the bright shiny blue, vivid case colors on hammer and lever and the stock retains nearly all the orig varnish. Very fine little gun-the only one I've ever encountered. I've seen a lot of copies of various 73's and 92's but have never seen a copy of a '76.
Antique $ 7,800.
WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 DELUXE RIFLE IN .45-60
Item # 6608-17-169
One of the finest '76 case hardened deluxes' that I've ever seen retaining 98-99% bright vivid case colors. Overall on both sides of the receiver, the wood has just very minor handling mars, virtually all of the original varnish remaining, pistol grip checkered; shotgun butt. Original 26 full round barrel, button magazine, original sights include a Beaches combination front, a folding ladder '76 marked rear and a Lyman vernier tang. Overall gun is excellent+ inside and out; guaranteed 100% all original and complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity. Rarely encountered in this condition-the best I've ever had.
Antique $ 79,000.