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April 23, 2024 - 7:01 pm
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Howdy, I’ve been looking at the forum here for some, mostly in regards to Winchester 1892 rifles and various Wincehster cartridges, and I figured I’d say howdy and show off one of a couple of my Winchesters. I mostly am enthralled by the history of Winchester rifles and their development, and particularly the history of Winchester’s cartridge development.

 

I own a website where I’m building a catalog of cast bullets – BulletMatch It has stemmed by my passion of cast bullets and my own need to find data for bullets for which there was none. I started collecting bullet samples of bullets for my own reference, then when I started to learn programming, I decided to build a resource for the whole reloading and casting community.

 

Because I’m a Winchester enthusiast and a cartridge collector, I read a lot about Winchester-developed cartridges. It’s quite interesting to me; the history of reloading, where John Barlow invented the portable reloading setups and how they were sold with Winchesters rifles. I’d love to be directed to any discussion or pages/articles pertaining to this. I’ve picked up some information here and there, but I’ve not seen anything definitive or in depth on it. I’d love to learn more about both the reloading and casting tools that came with old Winchesters.

 

I do not have any antique Winchesters yet, but I have a couple of modern Winchesters made by Miroku, and a post 64 model 94 made in 1970. 

 

This is my new manufactured 1892 in 44 Magnum. It was a gift from a friend and just a small portion of God’s blessing on me!

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And my Winchester 94, made in 71.

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I am happy to be here part of the community here and to learn more about Winchester’s guns and cartridges. Thanks, everyone for sharing your knowledge here.

John

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LeverGunner said It’s quite interesting to me; the history of reloading, where John Barlow invented the portable reloading setups and how they were sold with Winchesters rifles. I’d love to be directed to any discussion or pages/articles pertaining to this.

Though you can’t say enough good about the “Ideal Man,” who put together the first comprehensive reloading manual, reloading tools had already been designed by Win & other makers well before Sgt. Barlow patented his first tong-tool in 1884.  For the gun makers, it was a necessity, as their customers couldn’t expect to find the ammo they needed at the nearest gun store, which in the West, might be a hundred miles away.

If you’re serious about educating yourself on this subject, I think there’s no good alternative to buying this book: 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/256487545676?hash=item3bb7d95b4c%3Ag%3AZFIAAOSw1gVmHGuE&mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5338304675&customid=&toolid=10049

Not in best cond, but VERY cheap compared to other listings.

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Welcome to the WACA forum LeverGunner.

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Welcome to the Forum.

I sent you a private message on this topic.

Sincerely,

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Thanks all.

 

Thank you Clarence, I didn’t get a chance to look at the book, it sold before I was able to open the link and check it out, could you tell me the name of it?

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LeverGunner said

Thank you Clarence, I didn’t get a chance to look at the book, it sold before I was able to open the link and check it out, could you tell me the name of it? 

Sharpe’s Guide to Handloading.  Another copy, bit more, but still below average:

https://www.alibris.com/booksearch.detail?&invId=17939990770&pwork=1239436&_ptid=5Nv03vHgBCI

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Oh okay. I have read that one, I have it in PDF form. I can share it with anyone that wants a copy as well.

 

I’ll have to read it again and see what I missed the first time. Thank you.

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Let me know if you got my email. 

Sincerely,

Maverick

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Oops, I seen your email but I must of forgotten to reply. Thanks for reminding me. I sent you a reply.

 

Things have been a bit hectic here. I have a newborn, 3 weeks old.

 

And, yesterday, I got some exciting packages – Every Lee bullet mould currently made that I don’t have samples for. Some of them will get tested in my 3 Winchesters, some will just make samples and be moved on.

 

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