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July 1, 2022 - 4:23 pm
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I don’t know where Walt got his but he always had a handful of them.

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So far no new news and the Memory isn’t clicking in, but many agree that the Walt’s is a very good Reproduction!

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Maverick said
You fellows need to read Dan Shuey’s article in the Winchester Collector.

Fall 2019

    • Winchester’s Elephant Cartridge by Daniel Shuey

Shuey notes that Paul Foster stated the following:

Made 1888; 70-150-650 [thick rim] shell weighs 541 grs; Thin-rim shell weigh 361grs; Bullet weighs 648grs; Thick-rim shell: dia rim =.870in; dia body=.805in; dia at shoulder (apprx) = .790in; case length=2.175in.

I suppose if your shell doesn’t match these measurements, then it is likely not an original WRACo manufactured shell/cartridge.

The article also shows an original cartridge next to an original cartridge board dummy and the original factory loading room tool gages used for the .70-150. Which very interestingly is marked .70-180.

Sincerely,

Maverick

  

Mav,

I took your advice and went back to reread the Dan Shuey article, in the fall 2019 Win. Collector and it is very descriptive in the Facts,

on this Cartridge. Great advice, thanks.Smile

steve004 said
This one was probably a real one (i.e. an original dummy):

https://www.joesalter.com/category/products/Extremely-Rare-70-150-Winchester-CF-Experimental-Cartridge-Unmarked

  

Steve,

I agree with what your saying, that this cartridge that Joe Salter sold, is probably an Original Display Dummy.

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This is what was posted on the IAA Site Forum.

I’m pretty sure this is what your Re Production Cartridge looks like.

At this time were not sure who Walt is.

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I have to apologize, I didn’t know that the Walt’s was actually on the head stamp.  I need to pay more attention to what is posted.  Never seen one like this.

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Chuck,

I’ve been there before. No apologies needed on my behalf.

I thought that it might be interesting to see an actual pic of what the OP was referring to. Smile

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So in doing some more research, and trying to determine the origine of “Walt’s”, to no avail.

I did discover some more previous reproduction info, to pass along.

The cartridge on the left is from The Gun Shop, (T.G.S.),or The Gun Store, by F. Mills, Bedford Virginia,(1935-early 1970’s) made from a 12 gauge cartridge shell

The Cartridge in the Middle is made by Murray McNichols, stamped (M M) A legitimate reproduction

The Cartridge on the Right is also made from a 12 gauge shell, but stamped out

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