Winchester’s 1873 rifle was the “Rifle that Won the West.” It was chambered in a new, more powerful cartridge, the .44-40—a .44 caliber bullet, propelled by 40 grains of black powder. However, a factor that really insured the success of the 1873 Winchester rifles was that Colt quickly offered its Peacemaker chambered in .44-40, as well. A cowboy could have both a lever-action rifle and his six shooter, and needed only one cartridge belt for both. Most Texas Rangers and every old West cowboy worth his salt carried 1873 rifles. Chappo, the son of Apache war chief Geronimo, packed an 1873. And Buffalo Bill carried an 1873 lever-action rifle along with a pair of .44-40 Colts in 1876 when he worked as an Army scout. This piece of rifle history is available in a variety of distinctive models including the Texas Brush Popper Rifle.
Cimarron’s TEXAS BRUSH POPPER model 1873 rifle is the best-balanced, lightest and quickest lever rifle available today. The 18.5”octagon to round barrel with full length magazine is complimented by either a straight or pistol gripped stock. The TEXAS BRUSH POPPER model’s light weight makes it a good fit for all ages, without compromising quality, speed, or accuracy. Brought to you by the company that has their finger on the pulse of Cowboy Action Shooting needs, this latest model from Cimarron will be a great addition to any Cowboy Action Shooter’s collection. In fact, this unique little rifle is the result of requests from top Cowboy Action Shooters for the ‘ultimate competition lever gun’.