Full 20" Octagonal Barrel
Checkered Pistol Grip
Attractive Walnut Stock
Buckhorn Rear/Blade Front Sights
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. Features of this 1873 Winchester lever action include a full octagonal barrel and case-hardened frame with a blue barrel and lever. A checkered pistol grip and walnut stock completes the package.