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#1 Oldtrooper

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 04:51 PM

I made a great new addition to my depression era firearms collection. A sweet 1873 Winchester chambered in 44 WCF. For a rifle made in 1888 it is in amazing condition. The bore is not bad with good rifling. It was accurate out to 100 yards when I tried it out. I remember my grandfather having a model 1873 in the late 50's ... I used to slip into the room it was kept in and peek at it in the closet ... I remember the side plates on my grandpa's Winchester. Funny how something like that sticks with a guy.

 

Anyway, a good old rifle, with great mechanics and really decent wood for it's age.

 

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#2 Sandman1957

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 05:54 PM

Nice!!


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#3 jim c 351

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 05:56 PM

Really nice looking 73. If my memory is correct I think Winchester made the 73 until 1920.

A major candidate for the gun that won the west.

Jim C


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#4 Oldtrooper

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 06:07 PM

Really nice looking 73. If my memory is correct I think Winchester made the 73 until 1920.

A major candidate for the gun that won the west.

Jim C

Jim ... They were made until 1923. This one was made in 1888. I plan on sending to the Cody Museum for a letter on the gun.


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#5 Colt Chopper

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 02:29 PM

Sweet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#6 Tiz

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 10:42 PM

I am green with envy. 


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#7 Grease Gunner

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 04:00 AM

very very nice


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