Winchester Repeating Arms reintroduced its venerable Model 1873 lever-action rifle in .357 Magnum at the 2013 SHOT Show, but it isn’t stopping there with “The Gun that Won the West.” For 2014, Winchester will be expanding the Model 1873 lineup to include a new Color Case Hardened model. These rifles feature a beautiful finish on the receiver and steel crescent butt-plate.
This Short Rifle version of the Model 1873 has a round 20-inch barrel and a full-length magazine tube. Its walnut stock sports a satin oil finish and a straight grip and forearm. And to ensure this reincarnation of the Model 1873 draws even more admirers, Winchester expanded its chamberings to include the .44-40 Winchester and .45 Colt.
The Model 1873 also features a semi-buckhorn rear sight with Marble Arms gold bead front sight. It’s available in .357 Magnum, as well as the new calibers noted above. These rifles also have 13-inch lengths of pull, weigh 7.25 pounds, and hold a maximum of 10 rounds in their tubular magazines.
For more information about the Model 1873 Color Case Hardened rifle, visit Winchester Repeating Arms at www.winchesterguns.com or call (800) 945-5237.
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