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WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 - THE GUN THAT WON THE WEST {MADE IN 1892}

Item #R1873-W2       SOLD

Model 1873 Winchester

About This Winchester Firearm:

This is a beautiful Winchester 1873 .32 (WCF) / Serial Number 419,826.

This beautiful, solid lever-action rifle has a 24inch octagonal barrel; full magazine; case hardened frame with the original dust cover (intact) and an iron crescent butt plate.  It's an honest old '73 with the barrel, receiver and magazine tube showing gray brown appropriate patina.  The rifle features beautiful grain uncheckered walnut stocks, original and unsanded aged to a perfect dark color with an excellent patina. They show a good fit with the typical scattered dings and dents.  This 1873 sports a dovetail front sight and Buckhorn rear sight.  The barrel shows uniform patina throughout.  Nice action with a fair bore.  All metal is smooth with a grey patina.  The barrel lettering and the serial number are easily legible. This rifle was manufactured in 1892.

The Winchester 1873 was one of the most successful, and certainly one of the most famous Winchester rifles. Originally chambered for the .44-40 cartridge, it was later produced in .38-40 and .32-20, all of which were also popular handgun cartridges of the day.  The popularity of the Winchester in .44-40 led Colt to manufacture a version of the Single Action Army revolver chambered for the same round; Winchester produced three variations of the Model 1873.

The rifle used a 24" barrel while the carbine used a 20" barrel. Winchester produced over 720,000 carbines, making them hugely popular and readily available on the frontier. The Sportsman's Model Rifle was produced in fewer quantities, making the first models of the rifle extremely collectible items.  This popularity has led the Model 1873 to be credited as "The Gun that Won the West". The legend inspired the 1950 Western film Winchester '73 starring Jimmy Stewart. We have an original, signed photograph of Mr. Stewart (shown at left) available, let us know if you would like to purchase the memorabilia collection as well.  - James Stewart Memorabilia collection.

Derived directly from the model 1866, the '73 increased Winchester's fortune, making it the most important American company in repeating arms.

 

Winchester  Model 1873 - The Gun That Won The West! / Item #R1873-W2 /  SOLD

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