It’s back, Winchester Repeating Arms has reintroduced the iconic Model 1873 lever action rifle, dubbed “the gun that won the west”. The new Model 73 will be chambered in the popular .357/38 Special calibers and will be offered with a 30-inch barreled “Sporter Case Hardened” model and a “Short Rifle” model with a 20-inch barrel. They’ll retail at a starting price of $1299 for the Short Rifle version and $1579.99 for the Sporter Case Hardened version. Check them out at Winchesterguns.com.
THE GUN THAT WON THE WEST
The Model 73 is world-renowned as “The Gun that Won the West.” Now you can own the real thing — a genuine Winchester Repeating Arms® Model 73 with an oil-finished walnut stock, classic blued steel crescent buttplate and a 20″ round barrel, just like the original. If you’re the type of collector who won’t settle for second best or a copy of a copy, fill your hands with this magnificent rifle, saddle up and blaze your trail into the sunset.
For its introductory year the 1873 Winchester is available in two models:
Short Rifle (cataloged model)
Sporter Case Hardened (SHOT Show Special model)
The 1873 Short Rifle has this set of features:
- WALNUT STRAIGHT GRIP STOCK with a satin oil finish that’s velvet smooth to the touch
- CLASSIC RIFLE STYLE FOREARM with blued steel cap for the timeless look and feel of the original Model 73
- BLUED STEEL CRESCENT BUTTPLATE slips into your shoulder for a solid hold
- ROUND 20″ BARREL WITH FULL-LENGTH MAGAZINE TUBE holds 10 rounds of 357 Magnum or 11 rounds of 38 Special ammunition
- SEMI-BUCKHORN REAR SIGHT WITH MARBLE ARMS® GOLD BEAD FRONT SIGHT gets you on target quickly
- STEEL LOADING GATE for smoother loading
- RECEIVER REAR TANG is drilled and tapped for optional tang-mounted rear sight for a more precise sight picture