c1906 mfr. WINCHESTER Model 1873 .32-20 WCF LEVER ACTION Rifle C&R Octagonal
Late-Manufactured 73 in a Great Cartridge
Here we present a Late Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle chambered in .32-20 Winchester Center Fire, made in 1906 in New Haven, Connecticut. The Model 1873 is one of the most iconic of American rifles. Given the moniker “The Gun that Won the West”, the 1873 was there during the Indian Wars and Range Wars of the late 19th century. Cowboys, Natives, settlers, miners, law enforcement, express companies and hunters all found these rifles and carbines useful tools. These rifles made excellent companions to revolvers at the time as they were chambered for the same ammunition, meaning that the user only had to keep one type to feed both guns.
One could easily defend the homestead and provide for his family with this versatile weapon. The 1873 really was the quintessential Western rifle, handily outpacing all the muzzle-loading and Civil War surplus guns that also made their way to the frontier. Still an icon in the modern day, it was manufactured between 1873 and 1923. It was originally chambered for the .44-40 cartridge, which was the first centerfire cartridge, which became immensely popular. The 1873 was later produced in .38-40, .32-20, and .22 rimfire. The Model 1873 was produced in three variations: a 24-inch barrel rifle, a 20-inch barrel carbine, and a “musket”, which was aimed at military contracts and only made up less than 5% of production. In all, over 720,000 Model 1873s were produced.
This example is engraved “W.F./&/Co.” on the left side of the receiver. It features a 24-inch octagonal barrel chambered for .32-20 WCF, a classic cartridge that would have made a fantastic companion to a Colt Single Action Army revolver in the same caliber.
The overall condition is very good. It wears an older refinish. The action is excellent and the bore is shiny bright with sharp rifling. The walnut stock shows wear and remains in great condition; solid.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .32-20 Winchester Center Fire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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