Winchester Model 1873

(1 customer review)



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Introduced by Winchester Repeating Arms Company as an improvement on their Model 1866, the Model 1873’s steel receiver construction meant it could stand up to stronger chamberings compared to its bronze alloy predecessor. The ‘73 was originally chambered in .44-40, the first center fire cartridge which would go on to become immensely popular. Models in .38-40 and .32-20 were later introduced.

Right around that time, handgun manufacturers like Smith & Wesson and Colt were adopting these same calibers in their offerings as well. For the settler, cowboy, outlaw or lawman who placed a premium on traveling light when on the trail, being able to use the same ammunition in both handguns and long guns became a godsend. This interchangeability is one of the main reasons why the Winchester Model 1873 became known as “The Gun that Won the West.”

History Restored:

  • Repair dustcover and rail for proper fit and function
  • Provide correct trap door crescent butt plate
  • New buttstock in field grade walnut with crescent butt plate fitted; new forend in field grade walnut, octagon
  • Polish barrel and magazine tube for correct finish
  • Restore original barrel markings
  • Rust blue barrel and magazine tube
  • Provide new #21 German Silver front and Winchester sporting rear sights
  • Polish receiver and parts for correct finish
  • Repair screws
  • Restore original receiver markings
  • Charcoal blue receiver, butt plate, forend cap and parts
  • Color case harden lever and hammer


Additional information

Log Number 169C





Year of Manufacture



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1 review for Winchester Model 1873

  1. William T Flanagan

    I think you have done an excellent job

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