Winchester Model 1876

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Winchester Model 1876 musket-carbine
Winchester Model 1876 "sporting" configuration in 45-60 WCF with 26 inch barrel
1876 Winchester rifle similar to the one used in Tombstone.
Actual Winchester Model 1876 used by Steve McQueen during the filming of the movie Tom Horn. Caliber is 45-75 WCF. Serial number is #22700 (Mfd.1882). Photo and information from Long Mountain Outfitters.

Introduced by Winchester in 1876. A larger, stronger version of the 1873 Winchester. It was available in the following calibers: 40-60 WCF; 45-60 WCF; 45-75 WCF; 50-95 Express. It was manufactured in four different variations. Carbine, musket, sporting rifle and express rifle. It was manufactured and sold from 1876 - 1897. Approximately 64,000 were manufactured. The Model 1876 in 45-75 was carried by Canada's North-West Mounted Police (now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Canadian Mounties) for many years. This model is often referred to as the "Centennial". With the introduction of the John Browning designed Winchester Model 1886 the Centennial was outmoded. However Winchester continued to manufacture it for another eleven years.

The Winchester Model 1876 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Fort Apache Native Americans 1948
Rio Grande Apaches some reused footage from Fort Apache 1950
Tom Horn Steve McQueen Tom Horn 1980
Heaven's Gate The mercenaries 1980
Tombstone Michael Biehn Johnny Ringo 1993
Tombstone Michael Rooker Sherm McMasters 1993
Crossfire Trail Tom Selleck Rafe Covington 2001
Crossfire Trail Virginia Madsen Anne Rodney 2001

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Red Dead Revolver "Halcon Rifle", "Repeater Rifle", "Bayonet Rifle", "The Oppressor" 2004

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