1873 Special Sporting Rifle .45 LC 20” Octagonal, Blue Finish with Case Hardened Frame

Features: Octagonal, blue finish with case hardened frame, walnut checkered pistol grip.
Item Number 204
$1,400.00

Availability: In stock

 
The 1866 was already quite popular when the smaller, yet quite similar, 1873 model was released. It became an immediate favorite. The Winchester Repeating Arms Company may have thought that domestic military sales would make up most of the orders for the firearm, but in fact, civilian sales and international military purchases were what brought in profit that year. In that day, the 1873 was the first lever action available with a broad variety of options. Today, an array of options is still offered on fine reproduction models by Taylor’s & Company.

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Outstanding quality at today's prices. Review by Rick Metzger
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These rifles are beautifully made. My first Cowboy Action Rifle was a Navy Arms 1866. in .38 SPL. Taylors and Navy were at the top of the heap relative to Uberti-produced cowboy guns. I soon learned that .45 Long Colt was better in all respects and, if you reload, hardly any more expensive relative to ammo. While purists might razz the pistol grip, I find it more comfortable to shoot than the straight-stock. Short-stroking is essential if you are to compete in SASS matches, because the rifle was designed to take longer cartridges and the original lever throw was longer than necessary for pistol cartridges such as these. Wrap the lever in leather and off you go, with a very cool, functional and reliable replica of the gun that won the West. I love mine - One of my grandchildren will get it. (Posted on 12/12/2018)

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Product Specs

Item Number 204
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $1,400.00
Barrel Length 20 Inch Octagonal
Caliber .45LC
Capacity 10
Weight 7.59 lbs
Finish Blue Finish with Case Hardened Frame
Grip/Stock Walnut Checkered Pistol Grip
Manufacturer Uberti
Sights Buckhorn Rear Sight, Blade Front Sight
Overall Length 38.87 Inches
Action Version No