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The news on this “secret” broke a bit earlier than expected. In fact some of you were talking about it on Facebook weeks ago. It is true, the return of the Model 1873 is official. This is the rifle that — along with the 1866 — legitimately can claim the rights to being “The Gun That Won The West.”


Set-up is not complete yet here at the show so the samples of the 1873 are not even unloaded and on the displays. As soon as they are, we’ll get the product manager to give a total rundown on one of the coolest come-back rifles in Winchester’s history — in fact, in gun history.

Check back tomorrow for our story.