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Didn’t realize i had a 73 that had been a carbine
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November 14, 2022 - 9:18 pm
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My last purchase from an online source was a 2nd model 73 in 44-40. The bore was supposed to be shiny and bright, it was although the rifling was worn. It’s definitely a keeper, and original as far as i can see. I did have to replace the rear sight as the ears were broken off. Ordered a letter, and got a surprise. It left the factory as a carbine. I looked closer a saw the staple holes were filled. Something i learned in the winchester book. I don’t recall if that was common, or somewhat rare.and it is accurate. Only had 3 cases and an original winchester mold that’s so so,and had 1.5in group offhand at 75 yds.

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November 14, 2022 - 9:56 pm
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Post some pictures of the gun and the plugged holes. What does the letter say?

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Got the photos and the gun was changed  to a Octagon barrel rifle with plain trigger before shipping. This is common in the 73’s if they didn’t have the right configuration in the warehouse. I have seen many rifles with plugged saddle ring holes.

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