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.