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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, 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:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Fort Apache Native Americans 1948
Rio Grande Apaches some reused footage from Fort Apache 1950
A Pistol for Ringo Mexican bandit Musket-Carbine 1965
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 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

Video Games

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

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