The Roosevelt 1876 rifle?
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    The Roosevelt 1876 rifle?

    Sure would like to see some photos of the button mag 1876 Winchester they had at SHOT this year. Love to own one even more

    Should look a lot like this!


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    Yahoody ----- I have a Cimarron replica of the Whinchester Model 1876 rifle in 45-60 cal. that is a real beauty. It has the full length magazine, not the shorter mag. of the Roosevelt model. That rifle is one of the most accurate rifles I have. My reloaded ammo for it includes a 300 grain .457" bullets, 13 grains of Trail Boss and a fiber wad under the bullet. Any target out to 100 yds. is dead meat with this load. The beauty of the 45-60 cal. is that you can easily make 45-60 cases from the common and readly available .45-70 cases by only trimming the case and champhoring the mouth of the trimmed case. You won't be sorry if you find an 1876.

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    I saw TRs rifle in North Dakota a decade ago or so, in a museum...really nice. They wouldn't let me hold it!
    I did buy a Chaparral replica of an 1876 in 45-75 and kicked over converting it to the same profile as TRs rifle (without the engraving) but it shot SO GOOD as is I never touched it.

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    Thanks BC. I've had a 45-75 for a dozen years or so. The TR interested me but would have preferred a pistol grip version.

    My 45-75 Cimarron short rifle.


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    I keep wanting to make this one a half mag gun with a half round barrel. Have yet to commit to a new barrel but it's on my mind. Likely go to 45-60 if I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahoody View Post
    Sure would like to see some photos of the button mag 1876 Winchester they had at SHOT this year. Love to own one even more

    Should look a lot like this!

    The NRA sells a book with pictures of guns from their museums for about $30.

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    Yahoody --- You have a beautiful rifle there. I really think the .45-60 caliber would be the preferred one because the cases could easily be made from inexpensive .45-70 brass and the 45-70 dies could be modified slightly to reload 45-60 cases. You could reload the 45-60 cases to the same ballistics as 45-75 using smokeless powder (I use Trail Boss) and it is easy to clean up, both rifle and the fired brass. 45-60 is an easy case to reload with. Did you see the Model 1876 in the museum in Madore, ND? That sure is a neat place but a real tourist trap these days.


 

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