A very good and little used Uberti
.45 (Long Colt) 1873 lever action rifle, 30 ins
octagonal barrel, blade front sight and folding rear tang sight,
tube magazine, the receiver with full colour, straight hand stock
with steel crescent butt plate.
With fitted aperture sight
Forged steel octagonal barrel, length 30".
Forged steel colour case hardened frame. Walnut stock and forend.
Winchesters Model 1873 was the Rifle that Won the West. The Model 1873 was chambered in a new more powerful cartridge the .44/40 a .44 caliber bullet propelled by 40 grains of black powder. However one big factor that really insured the success of the 1873 was that Colt quickly responded by offering its frontier six-shooter chambered in .44/40. A cowboy could have both a lever action rifle and his Peacemaker and only need one cartridge belt. Buffalo Bill Cody carried an 1873 and a pair of Colts chambered in .44/40 in 1876 when he worked as an Army scout. Chappo son of Apache Warchief Geronimo packed an 1873 as did most Texas Rangers along with every Old West Cowboy worth his salt. Uberti has recreated the 1873 in five distinctive models including the 1873 Carbine and the Special Sporting Rifle.
Manufactured in Italy by Uberti.
Uberti is a well known manufacturer of high quality replicas of 19th century American percussion revolvers, carbines and rifles. These replicas are used by historical re-enactors and target shooters. Thanks to their exceptional quality, Uberti replicas are also sought after by collectors and historical firearms enthusiasts.
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