Winchester 1873 Sporter Octogon

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
Winchester 1873

Winchester Repeating Arms is now shipping the new Model 1873 Sporter Octagon with a case hardened receiver. These rifles were officially introduced at the 2015 SHOT Show and are now available to the public.

Winchester 1873

The rifles have Grade II/III walnut stocks with an oil finish to match the case hardened receiver. The forend cap, lever and buttplate are all case hardened as well.

Winchester 1873

The octagon barrel is 24″ long, and the rifle has a full length tubular magazine. Rifles are available in .357 Magnum/.38 Special and in .44-40 Win. Rifles will hold either 13 rounds (.357 Magnum) or 14 rounds (.38 Special, .44-40 Win.)

Winchester 1873

For sights, Winchester uses a semi-buckhorn rear with a Marble Arms gold bead up front. The receiver rear tang is also drilled and tapped for an optional tang-mounted rear sight. The suggested retail price of these rifles is $1,739.99.

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  • Bill Bill on Jul 17, 2015

    For the first time ever I was surprised that the price is as low as it is.

    • Marcus D. Marcus D. on Jul 17, 2015

      @Bill Low? Uberti makes an 1873 in a variety of lengths (from a carbine 16" to 24.25"), blued or case hardened, beautiful furniture, in .357, .44-40 or .45LC starting at $500 less. This is a Japanese made firearm--so what you are paying for is the name.

  • Jake6348 Jake6348 on Jul 21, 2015

    Love to have one, to put with my 2 Oct Marlins, but the price tag is just to high! Winchester will probably be next to say they could not keep the doors open. More like, the prices are to high for people.