Win73. All I said was "Wow". Nice wood! I have a Marlin model 94 made in 1904 in 32-20. Metal patina is almost identical to your 1873, but wood is not figured at all. My Mom shot a deer with mine about 55 years ago. I just recently bought 500 Starline brass and am handloading this cal also.
Shotgun693. I have a Marlin 1894CB in 45 Colt that I handload for. Am going to take it deer hunting. It also only likes lead bullets. Jacketed is too small diameter, and groups about 3 times the group that I get with lead.