Model 1873 Sporter 24" has arrived - pics

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:11 pm
This afternoon I ordered a Winchester Model 1873 Sporter 357 magnum octagon 24". It should arrive next Thursday. The wait will be unbearable!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:30 am
Now that's a good lookin' gun...!!

I'm jealous...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:41 pm
You'll be happy with the slick action of the '73.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:11 pm
Waiting in anticipation is part of the fun haha! Congrats on your purchase!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:37 pm
Well, my Model 1873 arrived today! Beautiful rifle. Can't wait to waste a few rounds with it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:24 pm
Arlene that is awesome! Pics are mandatory haha!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:51 pm
Here are some quick pics from my mobile phone.
The wood grain is much nicer than the pics show.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:53 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:14 pm
Fantastic!! This rifle shoots like a dream. With open sights I can hit a shotgun shell in the snow at 30 ft. A loose pine knot in the snow at 50 ft. Now, believe this if you want, I was able to hit a 5/8" diameter wooden dowel at 75 yards (it took 4 tries.). I hit many other loose items at the primitive shooting range in the forest. In all I shot 28 rounds. And let me assure you I am a 67 year old blind feller.

This was a very good purchase for me. Sights required no adjustment. Everything seems to be mechanically sound with the rifle. Well balanced firearm and a beautiful wall hanger. Winchester is wonderful.
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arlen
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:55 am
That IS a Great report! She is a beauty and the furniture looks great to boot! Nothing better than a good looking and good shooting rifle to put a :mrgreen: on ones faces! Congrats!
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