Winchester Model 1873



NOTE: this is an example of a previous customer restoration, and therefore the firearm is not for sale. Please browse the showroom for our current selection of restored, pre-owned, refinished and manufactured firearms.

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.”

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History Restored:

  • Repair action, fit new links, lever springs, check hammer/sear engagement
  • Repair and fit dust cover
  • New 24” full octagon barrel
  • New 1X buttstock with crescent butt plate fitted
  • New 1X forend
  • Polish receiver and parts for correct finish
  • All screws repaired/replaced
  • Restore all original markings
  • Color case harden receiver, lever, hammer, butt plate, forend cap
  • Rust blue barrel and mag tube
  • Charcoal blue dust cover, trigger, bolt, sights, small parts
  • H pattern checkering

Additional information

Log Number 32129





Year of Manufacture



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