Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 10
Member Since:
June 10, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
June 21, 2021 - 1:44 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

Folks

Can anyone provide some background to the issue of the 1873 short rifle octagon full mag deluxe engraved pistol grip checkered takedown variant?

Richard Calver

 

2021_0524_144202a.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2015
Member Since:
May 23, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
June 22, 2021 - 3:23 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

That’s a true beauty. Notice the high amount of grain figure in the barrel by the front sight, that for certain denotes no ordinary Winchester! Most assuredly a one of a kind.

I do believe you have yourself an antique, because you most certainly won’t be able to find the special Rimfire ammunition it takes.

Sincerely,

Maverick

P.S. I wonder what rich boy ran around with that one pretending to be Jimmie Stewart.

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 747
Member Since:
March 23, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
June 25, 2021 - 11:02 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

 I remember as boys, my brother and I received Winchester Model 1873 rifles for Christmas, made by Mattel .These rifles were cool ,as besides firing caps they came with toy bullets you could load into the magazine and when you levered the rifle a cartridge would eject out the top of the rifle.There was even a little part on the lever, that could be set to fire the trigger and allow you to shoot the rifle like the Rifleman.

 

 Wish I still had that rifle,but it got used and as kids will do ,it was used rough and most likely got broke at some point and given the heave ho.Smile

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 747
Member Since:
March 23, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
June 26, 2021 - 10:10 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

 Nice .Thanks for posting,Chuck.I still have the bandolier for my old Mattel Winchester.SmileToo bad I still did not have the rifle to go with it.Frown

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 628
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 64
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
1873man: 5177
clarence: 4304
TXGunNut: 3888
Chuck: 3507
steve004: 3095
twobit: 2843
Maverick: 2015
JWA: 1823
Big Larry: 1764
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 16
Topics: 10399
Posts: 89645

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1431
Members: 11499
Moderators: 3
Admins: 3
Navigation