Navy Arms Reproduction Winchester 1873 .357 Mag Lever Action Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1,026.34

WOA#: WY 240202JR001

Make: Navy Arms/Uberti

Model:  Model 73

Serial Number: 53078

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .357 Mag

Action Type: Lever

Markings: The top of the barrel is labeled “Navy Arms CO. Ridgefield N.J. Made In Italy” with “A Uberti & C.Gardonf V.T. Italy”. “Cal 357 Mag.” Is on the right side of the barrel. The underside of the receiver is marked, “CAI 1579” along with the Uberti crest. The serial is behind the lever and there are maker’s crests under the lever.

Barrel Length: 16.125”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a tall blade with an adjustable notched rear sight that has ranging marks.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The walnut stock is a 2 piece wood stock that is smooth. It has minor scratches on the left side of the forend with several pressure dents in the wood. The LOP measures 13 ½” from the front of the trigger to the back of the steel buttplate. The stock rates at about a very good overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: 9+1

Type of Finish:  Blued/Case Hardened

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and clean with strong sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The screw heads are mostly undamaged save for one on the underside of the receiver that has wear. The pins are undamaged. Overall, this rifle rates in about 9/10 condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment:  The Navy Arms reproduction of the Winchester 1873 lever-action rifle is a faithful recreation of one of the most iconic firearms in American history. Originally produced by Winchester Repeating Arms Company in the late 19th century, the Model 1873 became known as “The Gun that Won the West” due to its widespread use and popularity during the western expansion of the United States. Navy Arms, a respected manufacturer of historical firearms reproductions, crafted their version of the Winchester 1873 to replicate the look, feel, and performance of the original rifle.

The Winchester Model 1873 holds significant historical importance as one of the earliest successful repeating rifles. Its introduction marked a significant advancement in firearms technology, offering shooters a reliable and rapid-firing weapon that could hold multiple rounds in its tubular magazine.

In summary, the Navy Arms reproduction of the Winchester 1873 lever-action rifle is a testament to the enduring legacy of one of America’s most iconic firearms. With its historical significance, authentic design, and quality craftsmanship, it allows shooters to step back in time and experience the excitement of the Old West while enjoying the practicality and versatility of a reliable modern firearm. – R.E.

Navy Arms Reproduction Winchester 1873 .357 Mag Lever Action Rifle
Navy Arms Reproduction Winchester 1873 .357 Mag Lever Action Rifle