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This is a discussion on 1873 Winchester within the Lever Action forums, part of the Gun Forum category; Here is my latest rifle, 1884 manufactured 73 in 44-40.... Waiting on the Cody letter....

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Old June 18th, 2012, 04:55 AM   #1
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Here is my latest rifle, 1884 manufactured 73 in 44-40.... Waiting on the Cody letter.

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Old June 18th, 2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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I have the same rifle - also 84 mfg, though mine is in 32-20, and has almost zero blueing left. Plus, I had to replace the screw on the dust cover, so while the part is original, the color does not match.

Never shot the thing, don't even have ammo. Not sure what I'm gonna do with it - it's hanging on my shop wall now.

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Old June 18th, 2012, 06:37 AM   #3
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If it letters. the shotgun butt was a special order feature and a definite plus. The barrel length appears to be standard from the pix. I have an original four-piece cleaning rod set if you need one. Handsome gun!

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Old June 18th, 2012, 07:26 AM   #4
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Great pictures.... BRAVO ZULU!!!...Good for you... I love the old technology lever guns.

I have two replica Henrys, one brass frame, the other steel and a 66 Winchester carbine, (Indian Model)…. They are wonderfully fast shooters… If your Model 73 above could only tell the stories of its life…???

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Old June 18th, 2012, 08:27 AM   #5
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Very nice!! I only have a couple of Winchester Mdl 94's, but can appreciated a fine firearm such as yours. I bet the guys on the Lever Action subforum are going nuts over your thread.

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Old June 18th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #6
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Darn nice Winchester,really hope that butt letters out.I have always wanted a 73 but for now I'm holding off.Im afraid I'd have to take it deer hunting.Good find.

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Old June 18th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #7
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Very nice, Big Buckeye, 44WCF, in very nice shape. Ilove the old timers, that one looks to have been very well taken care of, Im jealous.

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Old June 18th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #8
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I have a 38-40 that will be for sale soon, almost same blueing...std stock...if I can be so bold...what did you give....I would say with the SG butt in the cond with vg+ bore....3800.00....?????

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Old June 20th, 2012, 07:04 AM   #9
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Outstanding rifle. Thanks for sharing.

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Old June 20th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #10
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I just got into "Cowboy" guns and I have to admit, I am loving it!

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My buddy has a made-in-1892 model 1873 in .44-40 that he shoots in Cowboy Action on a regular basis.

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Old July 10th, 2012, 06:38 AM   #13
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I'll bet it came from somewhere east of the Mississippi. People always seem to be looking for cowboy used Colts and Winchesters but when I show them an example of either, they usually reject it due to its condition. They don't seem to realize that these gentlemen use firearms as tools and nothing more, consequently their guns lead hard lives. Bringing some of these back into usable condition for their owners is usually a serious challenge and if they buy a new gun, it usually looks like an antique in a couple of months. When not in rifle scabbards, these typically bounce around under truck seats. In terms of condition, my best Colts and Winchesters mainly come from out east and yours looks like a fine example with much better than average wood.

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Willriskit - I realize this is an old thread - do you still have the '73 cleaning rod? Thank you

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