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Leverage: New Winchester Model 1873s

If you grew up watching cowboy movies, this one will have a place in your heart. The Winchester Model 1873 is the quintessential Western Rifle, with more than 700,000 produced between 1873 and 1919. It returned to production nearly a century after the last one came off the line, and now Winchester is offering a new twist: the Model 1873 Sporter Octagon Color Case Hardened Rifle.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

New in the line of Winchester Repeating Arms® historical rifles for 2015 is the Model 1873 Sporter Octagon Color Case Hardened rifle. The Model 1873 is world-renowned as “The Gun that Won the West.” Now you can own the real thing — a genuine Winchester Repeating Arms Model 1873. The Model 1873 Sporter Octagon Color Case Hardened rifle has this set of features:

1. Grade II/III walnut straight grip stock with satin oil finish that’s velvet smooth to the touch.
2. Classic rifle style forearm with color case hardened cap for the timeless look and feel of the original Model 73.
3. Crescent buttplate slips right into your shoulder for a solid hold from any shooting position.
4. Full octagon 24″ barrel with full-length magazine tube holds 13 rounds of
357 Magnum or 14 rounds of 38 Special ammunition or 44-40 Winchester.
5. Semi-buckhorn rear sight with Marble Arms® gold bead front sight gets you on target quickly.
6. Steel loading gate for smoother loading.
7. Receiver rear tang is drilled and tapped for optional tang-mounted rear sight for a more precise sight picture

It will be offered in 357 Mag/38 Spl. and 44-40 Win. calibers.

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With an MSRP of $1,740 it’s going to cost more than the “Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!” you grew up with, but this one uses real bullets.

Don’t shoot your eye out.

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For more information on the new Model 1873, you can visit Winchester’s homepage here

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