The serial number is found on the lower tang just past the lever handle.
When was the Winchester Model 73 made?
Model 1873 Still an icon in the modern day, it was manufactured between 1873 and 1923. It was originally chambered for the . 44-40 cartridge, which was the first centrefire cartridge and which became immensely popular. The 1873 was later produced in .
What caliber was the original Winchester 1873?
All First Model 1873 guns were made to the . 44-40 Winchester caliber specification. The . 38-40 Winchester-compatible model came online in 1879 and the .
What cartridges did cowboys use?
The . 45 Colt was the most effective for use against the lawless, while the . 44-40 was seen as the best hunting cartridge—and a formidable rifle cartridge as well. Today Cowboy Action Shooting has different demands.
Which Outlaw killed the most?
In total, Billy the Kid killed eight men on his murder spree. He solidified his name in outlaw lore and became a famous fugitive whose story lives on in Hollywood and TV. Wild Bill may hold the title of the deadliest gunslinger in the whole West.