Winchester Model 1876
Introduced by Winchester in 1876, the Winchester Model 1876 is a larger, stronger version of the Winchester Model 1873, designed to use higher-power centerfire rifle cartridges. 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 to 1897. Approximately 64,000 were manufactured. This model is often referred to as the "Centennial Model" to coincide with the celebration of the American Centennial Exposition, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence.
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. 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:
|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|
|Michael Rooker||Sherm McMasters|
|Crossfire Trail||Tom Selleck||Rafe Covington||2001|
|Virginia Madsen||Anne Rodney|
|The Dark Valley||Sam Riley||Greider||"Sporting" rifle||2014|
|The Salvation||Mads Mikkelsen||Jon Jensen||"Sporting" rifle||2014|
|Mikael Persbrandt||Peter Jensen|
|The Ballad of Buster Scruggs||Richard Bucher||Posse #4||2018|
|Show Title||Actor||Character||Note / Episode||Date|
|Godless||Merritt Wever||Mary Agnes McNue||2017|
|His Dark Materials||Lin-Manuel Miranda||Lee Scoresby||"Æsahættr" (S2E07)||2020|
|Game Title||Appears as||Note||Release Date|
|Red Dead Revolver||"Halcon Rifle", "Repeater Rifle", "Bayonet Rifle", "The Oppressor"||2004|
|Hunt: Showdown||"Winfield 1876 Centennial"||Added in Update 1.5 (March 2021)||2018|
- Winchester Repeating Arms - A list of all firearms manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms.