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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967 American 350
Descriptions
walnut 486 trigger 354 nickel 150 plain 345 metal 3340 sporting 150
Names
firearm 4093
Use
rifle 1140 cutaway 15
Date:
c. 1893
Dimensions:
L: 43 in, Barrel length: 23.625 in, H: 9 in
Gloss:
The Model 1873 was a great improvement over the Model 1866. Improvements included the introduction of center fire cartridges, a mortise cover or dust cover over the ejection port, and a forged iron (later steel) receiver and buttplate. Major evolutionary changes of the Model 1873 are noted by variations in the configuration of the finger lever and the mortise cover. Most of these rifles were chambered in .44/40 W.C.F. In 1870, Colt's began chambering its single action revolver for the same cartridge, and the two arms became popular and famous in the winning of the West. Magazine capacity: rifle- 15 cartridges; carbine- 12 cartridges; musket- 17 cartridges.
Inscription:
bottom receiver/44 CAL./upper tang/-MODEL. 1873-/top bbl/44 W.C.F./WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./-KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.-/
Remarks:
full nickel plate
Model:
Winchester Model 1873
Caliber/Gauge:
.44 W.C.F.
Serial Number:
none
Accession Number:
1988.8.182

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
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