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Looks like a good original gun to me.

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That looks like a pretty nice old .38 WCF rifle.  Many of the early .38 WCF rifles have the shotgun buttstock.  I am one who thinks these early Winchesters look better with the rifle buttstock.  Congratulations on adding it to your collection.

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Beautiful rifle, in high condition that anyone would be proud of. Nicely done! I recently purchased a 44 standard OB CB FM that’s in very similar condition at the Sioux Falls show. Its an 1888 rifle and I need to post a few pics of that one. They would make a nice pair! Thanks for sharing.

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  Nice gun, the old gent took good care of it! I like the OBFMCB 73. Congratulations T/R

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In the s/n 130,000 area is when the shotgun butt went to the rifle butt as standard.

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In my research I’ve come up with 68% Octagon, 28.5% Round and 3.5% 1/2 Oct

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Very nice 1873. Really enjoyed seeing your photos. Congrates! 

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Congrats, and I agree with your friend on the Rig rag. Used one for years, need to dig it out when I go thru the safe again. You’re a lucky man to share breakfast with this gentleman. His memories are as precious as his firearms collection. 

 

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limestone,

Very nice 73. Thanks for sharing pictures, and your friendship with this gentleman.

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18,900

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1873man said
18,900  

Wow!

That’s a lot of info and much dedication putting it together. 

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Winchester Model 1873 44-40 circa 1886

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It keeps me out of trouble! but I have had a lot of help from other members sending me information. 

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Beautiful ’73. Congratulations!

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Here you go. You have to rotate the image in a editor and resave it.

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Kevin I’m glad that your enjoying them. Tell me, In you signature, your picture is of a really nice looking 73, with what looks like an extra length Heavy Barrel! Is that the case, and do you own it? If so, whats the info on it? ThanksSmile  

Here’s info on her:

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Where can I find a firing pin for an 1873 octagonal barrel rifle? don’t know if is a 1st, 2nd or 3rd iteration.  Is a 044 cal.

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Dean George said
Where can I find a firing pin for an 1873 octagonal barrel rifle? don’t know if is a 1st, 2nd or 3rd iteration.  Is a 044 cal.  

Give us the serial number or tell us how the dust cover is mounted. 

 

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Looks like you got a keeper. Rocky Mt. front sight as well.

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Beautiful rifle!

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Yeah I agree Bob! It’s definitely a keeper! The good Honest wear, in my Opinion matches with the worn crescent butt, the end of the Barrel where it must have been placed in a padded case of some kind, and even the side plate wear, is amazingly even and matching to me! The Bore matches as good with slight used wear. I’m pretty impressed with it! Like you said the Rocky Mountain sight looks to be original also, as you can see the drift pin used on it to adjust the wind-age! The Corners on the Flats show some even wear, in all the right places. Really a nice Antique!Smile

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What a great Fathers Day gift.  Congratulations on a very nice Model 73. Thanks for sharing.

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