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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967 American 350
Descriptions
walnut 486 plain 345 trigger 354 sporting 150 metal 3340
Names
firearm 4093
Use
cutaway 15 rifle 1140
Date:
ca. 1877
Dimensions:
L: 43.25 in, Barrel length: 23.625 in, H: 8.25 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. This rifle has first type lever and mortise cover. Magazine capacity: rifle- 15 cartridges; carbine- 12 cartridges; musket- 17 cartridges.
Inscription:
lower tang/13966/PL above lever/1795/top bbl/WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860/
Remarks:
first type Mortise cover and lever; blued finish; A. rifle; B.-E. segmented ramrod sections.
Model:
Winchester Model 1873
Caliber/Gauge:
.44 W.C.F.
Serial Number:
13966
Accession Number:
1988.8.178

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