Action: Lever – Caliber: 45 LC – Barrel Length: 18 – Frame: Case Hardened Steel – Finish: Blued – Sights: Blade Front Adjustable Rear – Material: Walnut/Steel – Weight: 7.5 lbs. – Rate of Twist: 1:16 – Capacity: 10 – Total Length: 35.5 – Arguably the most famous rifle of the Old West Winchester’s first centerfire arm was manufactured from 1873-1919 with more than 541000 turned out before 1900. A frontier favorite since its debut this lever-action rifle was produced in a number of variations from short Trapper models and carbines to short and extra-long barreled rifles. A few short years after the 1873 rifle was introduced it was often teamed with the famed 1873 Peacemaker and other sixguns that had been chambered for the ’73’s .44-40 (.44WCF) .38-40 (.38 WCF) and .32-20 (.32 WCF) ammunition. The premier choice of the post-1874 Texas Rangers this slab-sided saddle rifle was also favored by such well-known Westerners as Pat Garrett William F. Cody Montana Rancher Granville Stuart and outlaws Butch Cassidy Belle Starr and Billy the Kid.