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Early Parts Nomenclature for 66, 73 & 76 - ?
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Can anyone tell me regarding the nomenclature used by the Winchester factory for the Models 66, 73, and/or 76 parts, Did they ever use the terms “Anvil” or “Cap Anvil” when referring to a specific part of the gun(s)?

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Maverick,

Never heard of the term Anvil used with 73 gun parts but its a term used in primers

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No!

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Maverick said
Can anyone tell me regarding the nomenclature used by the Winchester factory for the Models 66, 73, and/or 76 parts, Did they ever use the terms “Anvil” or “Cap Anvil” when referring to a specific part of the gun(s)?

Term refers to a particular type of primer construction, I think.

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I agree the primer is made with a cup or cap with the anvils the pieces that hang out the bottom.   When seating primers it is best to seat them to the point the cup is bottomed out so all of the anvils are touching the bottom of the primer pocket.

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In some early descriptions of metallic cartridges, the primer is called a cap, because shooters of that time were accustomed to using percussion caps.

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Thanks everyone, it was somewhat of a rhetorical question.

I knew about and well aware regarding the use of the term for cartridge nomenclature. But was specifically asking regarding firearm parts nomenclature.

I wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing anything or something somewhere.

Everything I’ve found regarding the piece I’m discussing is called a “Forearm Cap” and then I believe there is also a “Forearm Cap Tenon”.

A couple of acquaintances of mine are confused on this specific matter. One of which works at a museum. Go figure! 

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P.S. I have found previously where we collectors use a term for something that differs from what the early factory term was. This is not the issue in this case.

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The forearm tenon goes in the barrel dovetail and holds the cap on.

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Well Understood.

It just confirms my suspicion that nothing on a Winchester Firearm is called a “Anvil” or “Cap Anvil”.

And that they are using the wrong nomenclature. 

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Maverick

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