Coming to the Range: Winchester Model 1873 Sporter Octagon

Winchester Repeating Arms Model 1873 Sporter Octagon Color Case Hardened rifle is a throwback to the gun that won the West.

Some new guns aren't that new at all, they're just fun in a very nostalgic sort of way. The Model 1873 Sporter Octagon Color Case Hardened rifle from Winchester Repeating Arms fits into that category. It's a lever-action rifle that has a full octagon 24-inch barrel with full-length magazine tube that holds 13 rounds of .357 Magnum or 14 rounds of .38 Special ammunition or .44-40 Winchester. The Model 1873 is known as "The Gun that Won the West." Just watch James Stewart in the 1950 flick "Winchester '73" to see what a big deal this rifle was.

Now you can own the real thing, a genuine Winchester Repeating Arms Model 1873. It has Grade II/III walnut straight grip stock with satin oil finish that's velvet smooth to the touch; a classic rifle style forearm with a color case-hardened cap; a crescent buttplate; a semi-buckhorn rear sight with Marble Arms gold bead front sight and a lot more. Its suggested retail price is $1,739.99.