Winchester’s 1873 rifle was the “Rifle that
Won the West.” It was chambered in a new, more powerful cartridge, the
.44-40—a .44 caliber bullet, propelled by 40 grains of black powder.
However, a factor that really insured the success of the 1873
Winchester rifles was that Colt quickly offered its Peacemaker chambered
in .44-40, as well. A cowboy could have both a lever-action rifle and
his six shooter, and needed only one cartridge belt for both.
Most Texas Rangers and every old West cowboy worth his salt
carried 1873 rifles. Chappo, the son of Apache war chief Geronimo,
packed an 1873. And Buffalo Bill carried an 1873 lever-action rifle
along with a pair of .44-40 Colts in 1876 when he worked as an Army
This piece of rifle history is available in five distinctive
models of Uberti rifles, including the Uberti 1873 Carbine, and Uberti
1873 Special Sporting Rifle.
Caliber: 45 Long Colt
Barrel Length: 24 1/2" Octagonal Barrel
Finish: Case Hardened Frame/Blue
Stock: A-Grade Walnut