Featured Leverage: New Winchester Model 1873s Recoil Staff July 31, 2015 Join the Conversation 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. 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. For more information on the new Model 1873, you can visit Winchester's homepage here Explore RECOILweb:RECOILtv Shot Show 2019: VLTORHow bullets work - the GECO HexagonMid-Length Gas System Better Than Carbine Length? NSWC-Crane Testing Suggests YesFederal Ballistics App Now Available NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.