“The Gun That Won The West”

The Winchester Rifle


  • The most popular Winchester Rifle was the Model 73 (1873).
  • It came in a choice of 20″ or 24″ barrel length.
  • The Winchester was a lever-action repeating rifle that could fire a number of shots without being reloaded.
  • It was quickly adapted to fire three different calibers of ammunition that corresponded with the three most popular revolvers of the day.  This meant a cowboy or soldier could use the same bullets in both of his firearms, which was very convenient.
  • The Model 73 is known as The Gun That Won The West.

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