The Model 1873 is widely credited as being "The Gun that Won the West." Both Old West cowboys and modern Cowboy Action Shooters love the reliable Model 1873 because it fires the same ammo as their revolvers. Winchester Repeating Arms now offers the Model 1873 in a classic Short Rifle configuration with an oil-finished walnut stock, a classic blued steel crescent buttplate, and a 20" round barrel, just like the original. The walnut straight-grip stock has a satin oil finish that's velvet smooth to the touch. The rifle-style forearm features a blued steel cap for the timeless look and feel of the original Model 73. The blued steel crescent buttplate slips into your shoulder for a solid hold. The semi-buckhorn rear sight and Marble Arms gold bead front sight get you on target quickly. Steel loading gate for smoother loading. Full-length magazine tube. Receiver rear tang is drilled and tapped for optional tang-mounted rear sight (not included).