Winchester Model 1873



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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. This restored example from 1886 with 30-inch, long range “buffalo” barrel is chambered in .44-40 Winchester.

Restoration Highlights

  • Set trigger repair
  • New buttstock, straight-grip, 3X extra fancy American walnut with trapdoor steel buttplate fit, hand-rubbed red oil finish
  • New rifle forend, 3X extra fancy grade American walnut with octagon barrel channel, fit to action and barrel, hand-rubbed red oil finish
  • New 30” full octagon barrel, fit to action, rust blued
  • Provide reproduction magazine tube cap, raise dents in tube, polish, rust blue
  • Rebuild dust cover rail on top of receiver
  • Polish receiver and all parts
  • Restore screws
  • Restore original markings on receiver and parts
  • Color case harden receiver, sideplates, hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate
  • Carbona charcoal blue bolt, sights, screws and small parts

Winchester Model 1873 Before Restoration

Fitting the New Forend

Inletting the Crescent Butt Plate

Inletting the Receiver

Getting Ready for Wood Finishing

Restoring the Top Tang Marking

Winchester Model 1873 After Restoration

Additional information

Log Number 36994





Year of Manufacture





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