original 1873 barrel

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Billygoat, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Billygoat

    Billygoat New Member

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    Did the original Winchester 1873 rifle have a round barrel, half octagon, or full octagon barrel? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Unlike now days back then the gun companies started the saying "Have it your way". You could order your gun with about any barrel length, round-oct-or half and half barrel, some models offered different weight barrels, get set triggers(single or double), special wood, curved butt or not, whatever sights you wanted, whatever finish you wanted. Pretty much if you could think of it they would make for you.
     
  4. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    What they said.