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Winchester 1873 Rifle

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Winchester1873 Rifle

#01 - Winchester 1873 Rifle

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    #01 - Winchester 1873 Rifle

Date: 1873

Statistics

Name: Winchester 1873 Rifle
Type: Centrefire Rifle
Origin: American
Produced: 1873–1919
Number Built: Approx 720,000
Weight: 9.5 Lb (4.3kg)
Length: 49.3in (1252mm)
Capacity: 15 Rounds
Calibre: .44-40 Winchester
Effective Range: 300 Yd (275m)

Winchester 1873 Rifle

Description

Based on the 1860 Henry repeating rifle, the famous Winchester featured a tube magazine with an enormous capacity for the time, and a rapid-fire lever action.

Its mechanism would later inspire the Maxim machine gun.

The 1873 model is the best known, even starring in its own movie; Winchester ‘73 (1950).

Statistics

Name: Winchester 1873 Rifle
Type: Centrefire Rifle
Origin: American
Produced: 1873–1919
Number Built: Approx 720,000
Weight: 9.5 Lb (4.3kg)
Length: 49.3in (1252mm)
Capacity: 15 Rounds
Calibre: .44-40 Winchester
Effective Range: 300 Yd (275m)

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