Action: Lever - Caliber: 45 LC - Barrel Length: 18 - Frame: Case Hardened Steel - Finish: Blued - Sights: Blade Front Adjustable Rear - Material: Walnut/Steel - Weight: 7.5 lbs. - Rate of Twist: 1:16 - Capacity: 10 - Total Length: 35.5 - Arguably the most famous rifle of the Old West Winchester's first centerfire arm was manufactured from 1873-1919 with more than 541000 turned out before 1900. A frontier favorite since its debut this lever-action rifle was produced in a number of variations from short Trapper models and carbines to short and extra-long barreled rifles. A few short years after the 1873 rifle was introduced it was often teamed with the famed 1873 Peacemaker and other sixguns that had been chambered for the '73's .44-40 (.44WCF) .38-40 (.38 WCF) and .32-20 (.32 WCF) ammunition. The premier choice of the post-1874 Texas Rangers this slab-sided saddle rifle was also favored by such well-known Westerners as Pat Garrett William F. Cody Montana Rancher Granville Stuart and outlaws Butch Cassidy Belle Starr and Billy the Kid.
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