WINCHESTER
MODEL 1876
The Centennial Year
First Serial Number of Each Year
These were manufactured from 1876 to 1898.
Model
YEAR
Serial
Number
Model
Year
Serial
Number
Model
Year
Serial Number
1876
1876
1
1876
1877
1430
1876
1878
3580
1876
1879
7968
1876
1880
8972
1876
1881
14701
1876
1882
21716
1876
1883
32408
1876
1884
42411
1876
1885
54667
1876
1886
58715
1876
1887
60398
1876
1888
62421
1876
1889
NONE
1876
1890
NONE
1876
1891
NONE
1876
1892
63540
1876
1993
63562
1876
1894
63671
1876
1895
NONE
1876
1896
63679
1876
1897
63703
1876
1898
63870
WINCHESTER
MODEL 1876
Number of Guns
produced each year.
These were manufactured
from 1876 to 1898.
Model
Year

Number
produced

Model
Year
Number
Produced
Model
Year
Numbered
produced
1876
1876
1429
1876
1877
2149
1876
1878
4387
1876
1879
1003
1876
1880
5728
1876
1881
7058
1876
1882
10647
1876
1883
10002
1876
1884
12255
1876
1885
4047
1876
1886
1682
1876
1887
2022
1876
1888
1118
1876
1889
NONE
1876
1890
NONE
1876
1891
NONE
1876
1892
21
1876
1993
108
1876
1894
7
1876
1895
NONE
1876
1896
23
1876
1897
166
1876
1898
1

There were 63872 Model 1876's manufactured .
There were 8-- 1 of 100 rifles manufactured by Winchester in the model 1876.
There were 54--1 of 1000 rifles manufactured by Winchester in the model 1876 .
Beware of fake 1 of 100's and 1 of 1000's .
Standard barrel length for model 1876's was 26 or 28 inches in octagon or round barrel's .
Carbines barrels were 22 inches long.
Muskets had 32 inch Round Barrels .
1 large order of muskets were shipped to the Royal Place in Honolulu Hawaii for the Citizens Guard Of Hawaii these rifles were copper plated on all the internal parts and the ramrods , most serial numbers were consecutive to each other.
Model 1876 's were manufactured in the following caliber's: 40-60 ---45-60---45-75---50-95 .
Large order were shipped to India and South Africa and were equipped with 7 Leaf Express rear sites and Breeches front sights . About 7 % of the production was shipped out of the United States to foreign country's .
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police bought Carbines for their use in Canada, total number purchased is unknown. These are stamped with NWMP in the butt stock.
Model 1876's were manufactured with deluxe wood in 2X , 3X and 4X and had pistol grip and straight stocks.
Model 1876's came in the following barrel lengths : 23 3/4 --24--26--27--28--30--32--33--34 --36 inches.
They came in standard weight and 2 size of heavy and extra heavy barrels , there were also guns with matted barrels .
The model 1876 came in the following special finishes : Nickel , Nickel trimmed , Half Nickel, Casehard and Nickel , Silver Plated, Half Silver ,Silver trimmed ,Gold Plated, Gold and Nickel, Gold Plated trimmings .
There were 154 guns that were engraved . They are as follows 146 rifles , 6 carbines. 2 muskets .

For more information on this subject we recommend the following Books:
THE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 CENTENNIAL RIFLE by Herbert G Houze
WINCHESTER ENGRAVING by R.L.Wilson .
THE WINCHESTER BOOK by George Madis.
WINCHESTER HANDBOOK by Bill West.
WINCHESTER AN AMERICAN LEGEND by R.L. Wilson.

Factory letters for you gun can be obtained from:
The Cody Firearms Museum
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
720 Sheridan Ave
Cody Wy . 82414

1 307 578 4032
www.bbhc.org/firearms/records.cfm


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