Here is what the manufacturer calls a faithful replica of the first steel frame repeating rifle, the Winchester Model 1873, an important step to the basic form that traditional lever action rifles embody even today. Photos show a specimen we found in an old Southern Warehouse where it has sat since their manufacture and importation in 2009. This fine rifle has a 24 inch Octagonal Barrel Carbine chambered in the venerable .45 Colt caliber, 45 Long Colt. This well balanced rifle weighs in at only 7 pounds 12 ounces, and its center of gravity is 2 inches forward of the juncture between barrel and receiver, exactly where it’s supposed to be. Barrel is nicely blued with a hint of purplish hue, marking is Chaparral Arms in front of the traditional set-screw anchored dovetailed traditional buckhorn type rear sight, with the words Cal .45 Colt behind the sight elevator. Marking forward of the rear sight on the top flat reads, Chaparral Repeating Arms / King’s – Improvement – Patented – March 29, 1866. October 16, 1860. Right 10 O’clock flat is marked Tri Star S.A. Ltd, NKC MO Made in Italy. On the bottom of the receiver are Italian Proofs and CD / 2009 Date Code; then beneath the Italicized W73000 range serial number is Cat. 16183. Upper tang is marked Model 1873. The 12 shot magazine tube, like the barrel, screws, trigger, and lever locking key are blue steel; and the receiver, forend cap, lever, hammer, and buttplate are color casehardened steel. Receiver Finish is full but with occasional white flecks. Note that the lever lock on the under side tang does not engage the lever strut; it misses it by about 1/8 inch. Surely this is not a problem, and this is why we got this rifle in the first place. Shell carrier mechanism and ammunition storage plate on the buttplate are solid brass, and the carrier of course mates at the bottom of the receiver. Forend and buttstock are Italian walnut with no visible detractions. The only detraction we can see on this rifle, is its lever lock that we have mentioned. We rate it as mint and unfired in its box, and photos ought to suffice for our shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. Chaparral Arms, of course, is an Italian based company with relations to two great companies, Charter Arms and Armi San Marco. Box, however, is marked Chaparral Arms. Similar Italian-made rifles from competitors Uberti and Navy Arms command prices upwards of $1000 - $1500 per unit. We have not been able to offer any quality 1873 or Henry type rifles in this price range for many years, not since the 1970s. We’re offering the exact rifle in the photos for only $ 619.00. 2% discount if payment is by USPS Money Order and not credit card. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $20 flat fee lower 48 states; $60 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, UPS Ground with full insurance coverage. Offers to buy must be for the registered user with his/her own money. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that kind of thing smells like felony level straw purchase attempt. MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped same day. 14 day hold on checks. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name on there. We offer 7 day money back on used guns and items, but No Returns on New in Box guns or on Lay-aways or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. New guns have factory warranties and we are not a warranty station. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days - lay aways not refundable, though. Internet phone hours 8:30 – 4:30 CST Mon - Fri CST. Local pickup available. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade. We always have, since 1952.
$20 lower 48; $50 AK, HI, PR, UPS Ground. 7 day money back on used items, No Returns on NIB, Lay-away, or Ammo. Lay-away OK, 20% down, 90 days to pay. We Buy, Sell, or Trade; we always have, since 1952.
We Buy, Sell, or Trade. Always have.
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