Winchester Model 1873 rifle
"The Gun that Won the West"
Place of origin United States
I wasn't aware that repeating rifles were used as early as 1873, Were the British experimenting with repeating rifles in the 1800s. They would have been very useful in the Zulu War.
Used by United States
Manufacturer Winchester Repeating Arms Company
Number built c.720,000
Variants Full-stocked "Musket", Carbine, Sporting model
Weight 9.5lb (4.3kg)
Length 49.3in (125.2cm)
Barrel length 30in (76.2cm)
Caliber .44-40 Winchester, .38-40 Winchester, .32-20 Winchester, .22 rimfire
Feed system 15 round tube magazine
Sights Graduated rear sights, Fixed-post front sights