Winchester model 1873 Repeating rifle -- “The Rifle that won the West” This one was used both in the Indian Wars and for home protection and providing the owner's family with fresh meat. This rifle last saw usage during deer season 2012. The background is leftover wainscoting board from the old family farm built in the early 1800’s outside Chesterfield. MO. One of the first “assault rifles,” it was a hangin' offense to sell or trade these to the Indians.