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Model 1873 in .22 rim fire
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Hi, are there any other 73’s out there?  I have a rifle in .22 Short serial # 340016.
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Bud,

What is the barrel shape of your 22? Standard or deluxe?

There is a lot of 73’s out there. Can you be more specific with the question you posted?

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[email protected] said

Hi, are there any other 73’s out there?  I have a rifle in .22 Short serial # 340016.

  

Here’s another in 22 short M1873 # 325880B. Fun to shoot.  Big Larry

 

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Hi, are there any other 73’s out there?  I have a rifle in .22 Short serial # 340016.

  

If you asking how many 22’s that are out there. I have come across 788.

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Bud,

What is the barrel shape of your 22? Standard or deluxe?

There is a lot of 73’s out there. Can you be more specific with the question you posted?

Bob

  

Bob, sorry, I am unfamiliar with the workings here and finding my way.

my 73’ is Standard grade, 24” octagon barrel, brass front blade, replacement Marbles rear.  Wood hood, metal is turning brown.

my original question should have been: How many .22 cal 73’s out there. You answered that for me at 788.

i have sent for a letter but that will be awhile.

thank you.

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It’s been a while since I fired mine, but I can tell you, they are fun to shoot. Mine is in pretty good shape. Has the dreaded round bbl. Bore is about an 8 out of 10. Lots of blue, but turning brown. Wood is not bad, and overall, a pretty nice M1873 22 rifle. Sounds like a pellet gun going off, with recoil like a BB gun. I just wish I could have found an octagon bbl. rifle in the same condition, but most were not as nice as  mine. Enjoy your rifle.  Big Larry

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Bore is about an 8 out of 10.Big Larry said  

For ANY .22 shot with BP, this is phenomenal; rare even in single-shots that can be cleaned from the breech.

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I’ve got several of them. One with a extra heavy barrel in 22 extra long pictured in the 2007 calendar, one deluxe that letters with 2 extra complete barrels with mag tubes, fancy forearms fitted and the gun does not have the take down pin. But unfortunately I don’t have the extra barrels. Another deluxe in 22 extra long with a matte barrel and has the selector lever on the carrier for changing from short, long and extra long. Then I have one of the first 22’s that was a 38 rifle shipped without barrel, carrier block, piston, retractor, extractor and magazine follower to Klein & Carr who patented the 73 22 conversion and sold them.

Bores were hard to clean since it took a small rod so they didn’t last long. Finding ammo is getting hard. The shorts are more prevalent than the longs and extra longs are rare to find.

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1873man said
I’ve got several of them. One with a extra heavy barrel in 22 extra long pictured in the 2007 calendar, one deluxe that letters with 2 extra complete barrels with mag tubes, fancy forearms fitted and the gun does not have the take down pin. But unfortunately I don’t have the extra barrels. Another deluxe in 22 extra long with a matte barrel and has the selector lever on the carrier for changing from short, long and extra long. Then I have one of the first 22’s that was a 38 rifle shipped without barrel, carrier block, piston, retractor, extractor and magazine follower to Klein & Carr who patented the 73 22 conversion and sold them.

Bores were hard to clean since it took a small rod so they didn’t last long. Finding ammo is getting hard. The shorts are more prevalent than the longs and extra longs are rare to find.

Bob

  

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