(Version with half-octagon barrel shown (#342660). This special version gun has a select walnut stock with checkered grip as shown, but doesn't come with the half-octagon barrel.)
The bronze frame and the low power of the original .44 Henry rimfire cartridge limited the 1866 rifle's versatility. In 1873, continuing the process of improving the lever action design, Winchester introduced a new steel-framed rifle firing the more potent .44/40 center fire cartridge. The Model 1873 firmly established the lever action as an American standard—the weapon that truly "Won the West." Uberti offers several variances: the Carbine with 19" barrel; the 20" barrel Short Rifle; the Sporting Rifle with 24-1/4" barrel (specify round or half-octagon); and the Special Sporting Rifle, with select walnut pistol-grip stock. Available in .357, .44/40 and .45 Colt.