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For many Winchester Arms a "Factory Letter" is available from the Cody Museum for $55. This will tell when the gun was manufactured and shipped, any special features (target sights, extra length barrel, deluxe wood, etc), and sometimes where it was sent. Usually they were sent to a wholesaler, but occassionally they were special-ordered by an individual. If you won the lotto last week, maybe today you'll find out you own a gun made-to-order for Wyatt Earp. If the gun was returned to the Winchester factory for any repair or additional features, that will also be noted on the letter. Beyond that, there will be no history available for any particular firearm. General information about the Model 1873 is available in many reference books available from your local library.

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