1873 Winchester Rifle


Vintage 1873 Winchester 15 Shot Repeating Rifle
Vintage 1873 Winchester 15 Shot Repeating Rifle

“The Gun That Won The West” – Winchesters famous Model 1873 15 shot repeating rifle came in a variety of calibers, lengths, barrel shapes, sights and stocks. Above is a .38-40 caliber 24 inch octagonal Model 1873. More than 700,000 were produced between 1873 and 1923, and many survive.



Uberti – 1873 Rifle and 1873 Carbine

The History Of Winchester Firearms by Dean K. Boorman
The History Of Winchester Firearms by Dean K. Boorman

Weather or not the Winchester won the west, it was a popular and valuable tool for the growing population on the western frontier. The model 1873 Winchester is the best known of all the early Winchester rifles. It had a long period of production from 1873 to 1923.

The major advance represented by the Model 1873, besides its stronger and lighter steel frame, was its use of the more powerful centerfire cartridge. The 44 caliber charged with 40 grains of black powder was the primary caliber used in the Model 1873.

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Texas Rangers Company
Texas Rangers Company “D” 1885
Each Armed With Winchester Model 1873



Uberti – 1876 Centennial Rifle