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1873 Short Rifle .357 Magnum/.38 Special, 20" Oct. Barrel

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1873 Short Rifle .357 Magnum/.38 Special, 20" Oct. Barrel


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1873 Short Rifle .357 Magnum/.38 Special, 20" Oct. Barrel


Winchester’s 1873 rifle was the “Rifle that Won the West.” It was chambered in a new, more powerful cartridge, the .44-40—a .44 caliber bullet, propelled by 40 grains of black powder. However, a factor that really insured the success of the 1873 Winchester rifles was that Colt quickly offered its Peacemaker chambered in .44-40, as well. A cowboy could have both a lever-action rifle and his six shooter, and needed only one cartridge belt for both. Most Texas Rangers and every old West cowboy worth his salt carried 1873 rifles. Chappo, the son of Apache war chief Geronimo, packed an 1873. And Buffalo Bill carried an 1873 lever-action rifle along with a pair of .44-40 Colts in 1876 when he worked as an Army scout. This piece of rifle history is available in a variety of distinctive models including the Carbine Sporting Rifle.
Caliber .357 Magnum/.38 Special
Barrel Length 20 in.-Oct
Style Short Rifle
Capacity 10 + 1
Frame Case Hardened
Finish Standard Blue
Stock/Forearm Walnut
Overall Length No
Weight 8.2 Lbs.

Customer Reviews

Best overall Review by billybonney
I purchased this rifle about a year ago for cowboy action. I love it!!! It is by far the best overall 1873 as far as length and practicality, and historically accurate. Hey I have even killed some 'yotes and deer with it. Great gun that I will own for the rest of my life. (Posted on 11/17/12)
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