It would be a valuable addition to any period collection of cowboy memorabilia. Finding the front sight was no problem with the Marble gold bead, and the semi-buckhorn rear sight is not only historically correct but practical and effective. Excellent mechanical action and screws; barrel and mag retain approximately 60% thinning blue. Winchester was born in Boston, Mass. Winchester produced over 720,000 carbines, making them accessible and popular for the frontiersmen; for this reason, it was granted the nickname The Gun that Won the West According to several online sources, John Browning, the original designer of the Winchester model 1873 used this model as the prototype to invent the first automatic rifle. With the capability of having one cartridge for both rifle and revolver, the Model 1873 chambered in. Original outside-factory work by H.
Winchester 1873 Third Model Deluxe Rifle. The rifle and musket variations utilized a 24 barrel while the carbine used a 20 barrel. Rifles, carbines, muskets, deluxe and even one of 100 eight made and one of 1,000 136 made special-order deluxe engraved guns, offer the collector a wide variety to seek for their collections. Nonetheless, with the Model 1873, then as now, it was only chambered in handgun cartridges that never came close to packing the punch of the later Model 1876s, 1886s and 1895s. Books on the Old West are full of photographs of cowboys and the like posing with their favorite rifles, more often than not, Model 1873s. Likewise, the wood is good and original to the gun with the normal dings and scratches from use and carry.
Frontier cowboys favored the brass framed Winchester repeating rifle. In addition, the frame still has about 75% bright blue with case colors on hammer and lever turning silver. The screws appear to be original and mostly good with a few slightly buggered, but still serviceable. Most who have shot a Winchester 1895 in. Even when firing the rifle with.
Thank you for visiting our website. In addition, the brass frame retains about 65% of its original nickel, the hammer 80%, and the barrel about 25%. With the exception of a replaced brass butt plate, the gun is all original. . Rifle is in overall superb condition with receiver retains 90% vivid case colors starting to fade; barrel and mag retain 95% bright blue; stocks retain most all of their original varnish finish with sharp checkering; excellent bore. Thus they are very sought after for todays collectors. Most who have shot a Winchester 1895 in.
It was available as a carbine, rifle or musket—carbine and rifle being the most common. Besides being a beautiful rifle, nothing said made in America like this collectors piece. The magazine also had a screw-in plug. The wood-to-metal fit is perfect. Shooting the rifle was enjoyable, and its operation was flawless. Rifle is in overall superb condition with receiver retains 90% vivid case colors starting to fade; barrel and mag retain 95% bright blue; stocks retain most all of their original varnish finish with sharp checkering; excellent bore.
See documentation for a detailed history on this historic gun. More than 14,000 were produced during the Civil War. Winchester 1873 Third Model Short Rifle. See documentation for a detailed history on this historic gun. Winchester 1873 First Model 1 of 1000 Rifle. Winchester 1873 Third Model Deluxe Rifle. Unlike shooting an original Model 1873, the ejecting shells fall free of the shooter with each and every shot.
At the range, I found it just about perfect for the novice or seasoned cowboy action shooter who wants to shoot a gun bearing the Winchester name without fretting over damaging or devaluing a century-old antique. Nearly a quarter-million of the iconic lever-actions were produced between 1873 and 1919. Once purchased by George Madis in Mexico in 1952. Today, Uberti produces replicas of the. Taken on the front porch of a building in Fort Sumner, New Mexico Territory during the fall of 1880, the image shows a confident William Henry McCarty, Jr. Winchester was born in Boston, Mass. In addition, the frame still has about 75% bright blue with case colors on hammer and lever turning silver.
The rifle, carbine, and musket, which was only produced in small numbers. Several features of the Model 1873 are what set it apart over 140 years ago, and still make it a very cool rifle to shoot today. By 1860 Henry was able to work out some of the bugs in the Volcanic design, and using the newly introduced. The steel loading gate on all models provides for smoother loading. No need for you to make a special trip to the local gunsmith to fine tune this rifle, as it was smooth as silk. Both models have 20-inch round barrels and are only chambered in.
Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifles: 1873 - 1919 The Winchester Repeating Arms Company introduced the model 1873 lever action repeating rifle the same year that the model reflects. All parts are original except the front sight is an old period replacement and a reproduction cleaning rod in the butt stock. The tang is pre-drilled and tapped for an optional aperture rear sight. Look at part number wp602, this is what the shape of your dust cover should look like. Our company will continue making changes to improve customer service, the ease of ordering, and the quality of merchandise for you, our customers. Some letters and documents on our site require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open You can download your free copy directly from Adobe. Because of flaking nickel, the markings are light and a little hard to read, but all correct.