Winchester 73

salmonchaser

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One of my all time favorite movies; eclipsed only by the “Quigley “ for a rifle in a leading role.
Found a box under the tree, I was last in first out this morning. It wasn’t there last night.

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Ok I just got told to put it down, more to follow.
45lc
 
salmonchaser":2y7xbayz said:
One of my all time favorite movies; eclipsed only by the “Quigley “ for a rifle in a leading role.
Found a box under the tree, I was last in first out this morning. It wasn’t there last night.
28dee990df9a569c38dc1043d45fb1b0.jpg

Ok I just got told to put it down, more to follow.
45lc


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Oh man, that is a beautiful rifle.
It's going to be a hoot to shoot.
Congratulations!

JD338
 
A great movie.... and the definition of an ultimate cool rifle! You must have been really good. CL
 
Waiting for components, actually thinking about using black powder.


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salmonchaser":2ql0ms3a said:
Waiting for components, actually thinking about using black powder.


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Now, that would be way cool! Messy on clean up, but cool and worth it.
 
I was a little disappointed to learn it is Ill advised to run the high pressure Ruger Blackhawk loads in the 73. I have a 100 or so of those on hand. Was able to find some 250 grain bullets, I have primers, just need some Blue dot or similar, or trail boss or Pyrodex.


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I’ve been thinking about loading some BP for my .45 Colt Rossi. It’s mostly stainless but still plenty of innards that are not. I don’t know much about it but what I can glean from the inter webs seems to indicate Pyrodex P is better, RS will work, but real black powder is less corrosive. Should be compressed 1/16 - 1/8”. Also black powder bullet lube is a must. I’d certainly take any pointers I could get.


My local shopkeep isn’t much of a gun guy and somehow ended up with a case of Pyrodex RS during the last component crisis. Powder is powder to was his way of thinking.

Is that a new rifle Winchester is offering? My dad had an original 73 in 32-20 and Colt Pistol in the same. Fun combination.
 
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