I'd love to own an original '73win. The '73Win , beyond doubt, my personal fav rifle ever. Just would love to someday own a 'real' one.
When I looked and shopped around for a "cowboy" lever gun I considered carefully all the models ( ie. '92 or '73) makes ( Italian, Brazilian ) . . . etc. . . . and came to the conclusion that I was best off in the long run if I bought a model 1873 that was made by WINCHESTER. So I bought one that turned out to be a "project gun", . . . but which turned out to be a good one to become a "Winchester Mechanic" on, . . . and I got it shootable. Now have a second one that is in really fine condition ( fine "shooter" condition not fine "collector" condition). I'm real happy that I chose to buy "real" Winchesters.