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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:48 pm 
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From Outdoor Life Triva Game:

What firearm is known as "The gun that won the West?"

The editors of Outdoor Life had posted the answer as the Winchester 94. This is either a mistake or an error. The Winchester 94 was preceded by the Winchester 73 (1873) and it became known as the "The Gun that won the West."

During my recent recovery I had time to read through Volumes I & II of Outdoor Triva and discovered many errors.

(I am now back on two feet.)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:36 am 
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Seems like not everyone agrees....

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Winchester Model 1873 Carbine "The Gun That Won the West"

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Winchester Model 66, another “gun that won the west”
http://www.edswena.com/gun_that_won.htm
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or: the famous Winchester M1866 "Yellow Boy", the "Gun that Won the West"
http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/De ... tures.html

This person claims:
Colt 1873 Single Action Army .45 Revolver
The gun that won the west. The most recognized gun of all time, the Peacemaker has been in production for almost 130 years
http://secure.daz3d.com/shop.php?op=ite ... s&item=612

By the by, I own a Winchester .44 caliber magnum carbine, known as "The Trapper"
It's a beautiful firearm. Very impressive firepower. :)
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http://www.savvysurvivor.com/basic/rifle.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 3:53 pm 
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Well the answer seems to be right in front of you. The gun that is said to have won the west is simply the Winchester lever-action rifle. Sub-models are just the same rifle modified or slightly improved, but in essence is the same gun.


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