Winchester Revives The Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

    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

    Ray I.

    Long time gun enthusiast, Sci-Fi nerd, Whiskey drinker, online marketer and blogger. My daily firearms musings can be found over at my gun blog ArmoryBlog.com and Instagram.

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