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Offline scooby

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Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« on: July 14, 2020, 06:30:16 PM »
Took this one out today and shot 20 rounds through it. Uberti builds a fine 1876. Next best thing to owning an original. They are big ol heavy rifles and not for the weak and timid. With a cleaning rod stored in the butt stock and a magazine tube stuffed full of cartridges, they are a heavy beast. I am shooting a hand cast 445 grain bullet powered by a case full of Swiss powder. Accuracy is not as good as the 1876 Ubertri that I have in 45-60, but it will do for minute of deer lung accuracy at 100 yards. I have only packed it a couple of times out hunting, but have yet to pop something with it. Perhaps it will catch my attention this fall when I head out to make meat. Regardless, this is one very well built and good looking piece. Some nicely figured Walnut ended up on both the butt stock and for-end. The bluing is nice as well. However, the case coloring is a bit bland. I am proud to have this one among the group of lever rifles I own just because of the calibre. Enjoy the pics.

DSCN5108 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN5109 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr
DSCN5110 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN5112 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

DSCN5113 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

Some of today's off hand shooting at 75 yards on a 10 inch plate.
DSCN5115 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

The group saved to my reloading journal when i first developed a load for this rifle.
DSCN5114 by Steve OBrien, on Flickr

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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2020, 07:24:06 PM »
That is one honkin' hunk of steel and wood. Love it!
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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 09:59:41 PM »
Man Steve, you just have the best selection of guns. That is a gorgeous 76, and in a really cool caliber to boot. And your pictures are as awesome as always.
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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2020, 03:10:06 AM »
Cool!  I kinda like the subdued case colors, looks like it's aged.
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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2020, 08:08:07 AM »
I like the color case hardening colors also. Nice looking "plinker"! L@.

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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 08:28:54 AM »
Also, 50-95 is a big honkin' cartridge! (@+
Love this gun, Scooby! You seem to find all the good ones!
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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2020, 07:01:00 AM »
Nice. Bet it makes a lot of smoke with a full case of Swiss.

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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2020, 07:10:00 AM »
Hey, Scoob...in the photo with the cartridge on top of the 'elevator', it appears the elevator is brass (like in my '66). Is that correct?
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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 07:28:34 AM »
Yep, it is brass. The carriers for both the 1873 and the 1876 continued to be built just as they were for the 1860 and the 1866. Winchester also started putting the caliber on the bottom of the carriers on both modles. You can see caliber marking two pics up from the one you referenced.

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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 07:54:34 AM »
Yep, it is brass. The carriers for both the 1873 and the 1876 continued to be built just as they were for the 1860 and the 1866. Winchester also started putting the caliber on the bottom of the carriers on both modles. You can see caliber marking two pics up from the one you referenced.

Yep...you're right. As usual! (7&
Didn't notice that until just now. Are the carriers interchangeable between rifle models of the same caliber?
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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 08:32:55 AM »
Sorry Kirk, my simple mind wont allow me to fully understand your question.

By "rifle models" do you wonder if the carriers will exchange between the 73 and the 76, or are you wondering if a carrier for a 73 in .32 WCF will fit a 73 in .44 WCF?

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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2020, 08:48:49 AM »
Sorry Kirk, my simple mind wont allow me to fully understand your question.

By "rifle models" do you wonder if the carriers will exchange between the 73 and the 76, or are you wondering if a carrier for a 73 in .32 WCF will fit a 73 in .44 WCF?

To clarify, was wondering if a .44WCF carrier from a '66 would interchange with a .44WCF carrier from a '73, etc. I guess that was sorta confusing.
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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 08:55:11 AM »
Ok, I am with you. Nope, the carrier on an original 66 is a tad shorter than one for a 73.

However, I would bet they are the same size on the Uberti reproductions. If I remember later, I will measure the two and let you know.
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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2020, 09:12:18 AM »
Love the looks of your rifle.....but at my age, I am NOT liking a lot of recoil anymore.

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Re: Uberti 1876 50-95 WCF
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2020, 01:01:51 PM »
Nice rifle Scoob. You never fail to impress.
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