Can you tell me about the Winchester 1873 lever-action rifle? In particular, I would like to know when Winchester stopped making it. Are replicas available?
It’s not hard to make the argument that the Winchester name is one of the most indelible in the firearm industry. The company has produced some of the finest guns in history and has cemented the lever-action rifle as part of the American heritage.
It is said that the Winchester Model 1873 lever-action rifle is one of the guns that "Won the West." The same could also be said for its cartridge which still lives on to this day, the .44-40 Winchester, the history of which is explored here.
For the centennial anniversary of the Buffale Bill Center of the West, in Cody, Wyo., Winchester released their Navy Arms Cetennial Model 1873 Presentation Model.
This week American Rifleman TV gets an inside look at SilencerCo.
Turnbull Restoration Co. is continuing the lever-action series with a Winchester Model 1873, featuring the unique Turnbull Color Case Finish, charcoal bluing and rust bluing.