Chambered in several popular handgun calibers of the cowboy era, it’s been produced in carbine, rifle and musket models. Cowboy Action Shooters love the reliable Model 1873 because it fires the same ammo as their revolvers. Several features of the Model 1873 are what set it apart over 140 years ago, and still make it a very cool rifle to shoot today.
All Model 1873 rifles have the Winchester touch of quality. Each Winchester Model 1873 has a beautiful walnut stock with a with a satin oil finish that’s velvet smooth to the touch. Whether the model you choose has blued steel throughout or a case-colored receiver and fore-end cap, the quality, level of polish and finishes are superior. Today's 1873 -- like those of the past -- come in a number of variations for you to choose from, so take your time and explore the 1873s below. The steel loading gate on all models provides for smoother loading. The rear tang is drilled and tapped for an optional tang-mounted rear sight for a more precise sight picture.