Model 1873 Repeating Rifle

"The gun that won the West"

The Winchester Model 1873 features many improvements over the Model 1866. It is a stronger action able to handle heavier cartridges. First produced in September of 1873, it was a very popular rifle - favored by Buffalo Bill Cody and many Texas Rangers - with a total manufacturing run of nearly 721,000. The last Model 73 left the Winchester factory in 1925.

Our Winchester Model 1873 stocks are intended ONLY for early original firearms, manufactured through 1925. They are not correct for recently manufactured reproduced or re-introduced models. Despite rumors and claims to the contrary, these later models are not exact reproductions of early original Winchesters.

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Winchester 1873 Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock


Model 1873 crescent style rifle stocks were fitted with two types of buttplates. The earlier crescent buttplates had a longer top tang than the later models. The two styles of buttplates are the same with the exception of the top tang length. We machine our stocks for the later, short tang buttplate. Stocks must be modified (a simple matter) to accept the earlier long tang buttplate. Stock is not drilled for a cleaning rod.

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Winchester 1873 Straight Grip/Shotgun Style Buttstock

Winchester original issue-style.

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Winchester 1873 Rifle Forearm

These rifles were furnished with either round or octagonal barrels. Please select proper barrel type and caliber. Please see the information below concerning octagon barrel forearms.

Some early Winchester 1873 large caliber (.38 & .44) octagonal barrel rifles were fitted with significantly heavier barrels. Other 1873 rifles, in all calibers, were fitted with octagonal barrels which are approximately .040" wider than the standard size. Our octagonal barrel rifle forearms are correct for the vast majority of rifles, and are manufactured to fit the standard octagonal barrel which measures approximately .840" in width at the receiver, and .775" wide at the forearm cap. We are not able to supply forearms with any other barrel channel widths. Please examine your rifle barrel to be certain of the size.

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Winchester 1873 Carbine Buttstock

Original issue style carbine buttstock.

Stock is not drilled for a cleaning rod.
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Winchester 1873 Carbine Forearm


Model 1873 carbine forearms are held in place with a barrel band, which encircles the forearm and barrel, rather than a metal cap on the end of the forearm. 

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Winchester 1873 Shotgun Style Buttplate

Black plastic reproduced buttplate, with spur at top, checkering, and Winchester logo. To order screws, see below.


Winchester Buttplate Screws

A pair of blued screws of the proper size and configuration for Winchester rifle buttplates.

PGW Classic Oil Finish

An authentic early original type oil finish.

Formulated to closely match the appearance of early original Winchester oil finishes. Very easily applied. Two ounce bottle will finish 6-8 sets of stocks.Note: Due to Postal and Customs Regulations, we are unable to ship this item internationally.

Deluxe Stock Finishing Kit

Stock Finishing Kits

Convenient in-a-box supplies for fitting and finishing stocks. Save money by ordering the kit!

We offer two stock finishing kits. The Standard Kit consists of inletting black, three grits of sandpaper, filler/sealer, PGW Classic Oil Finish, neutral colored gunstock wax, a green "Scotch-Brite" pad (replaces steel wool), polishing cloth, and brushes. Our Deluxe Kit adds a straight file, a half round file, and straight and curved hand gouges -- everything you need to properly fit and finish stocks at a savings over buying the products individually, in one handy box. The Standard Kit is $29.50; the Deluxe Kit is $49.50. Note: Due to Postal and Customs Regulations, we are unable to ship this item internationally, including shipments to Canada.