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Tried out my 141-year-old Winchester Model 1873
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November 5, 2023 - 1:08 am
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I slipped off to the range yesterday to try out my ‘new’ Winchester Model 1873 44 W.C.F. shipped November 16, 1882. The rear sight notch is very tiny and blurry to my eyes, so I could not do the old rifle justice. Nevertheless, it did give me a three-inch, 5-shot group at 100 yards. If I had a tang sight, I think I could get that group down to closer to 2″ at 100 yards. I’m shooting soft-cast bullets over 20 grains of 5744 for roughly 1,350 fps.

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Always good to get the old steel warmed up! Nice range report.

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Nice gun and a good group.  I’m happy if I can get a group like that with my old eyes and iron sights.

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Chuck said
Nice gun and a good group.  I’m happy if I can get a group like that with my old eyes and iron sights.

  

I had the identical thought.

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On a good day I can do that at 50, great shooting! 

 

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