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I had the distinct pleasure to spend some time at the Cody Firearms Museum while we were in town for the Cody Show.  The highlight of the visit was the opportunity to film an episode for our channel showcasing the Winchester revolver prototypes.  I hope you’ll enjoy seeing these wonderful pieces of Winchester history as much as I did.  Mark

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Cool video, Mark. One thing that could have made it better was a shooting segment but obviously that wasn’t possible. It would have been really cool to disassemble them for a better look but pretty sure that’s not going to happen either.

 

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Another great one. 

Currently there are at least 2 of the later bolt action type 22 pistols floating around.  I held one and received pictures of another.  I would hesitate to buy one of these if I were you.

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I’m still thinking about the 38-50 and 40-50 cartridges. And there are some features I liked but never got worked out. neat stuff. I wonder if these were things Mason was kicking around in his head when he left Colt.

 

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I’m still thinking about the 38-50 and 40-50 cartridges. And there are some features I liked but never got worked out. neat stuff. I wonder if these were things Mason was kicking around in his head when he left Colt.

 

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Mike.  I asked the CFM curator, Danny Michael, if there are any surviving 38-50 or 40-50 cartridges.  He didn’t recall ever seeing them but said he would have an intern look for them in the Winchester ammo.  We’ll have to keep our fingers crossed that they can find some in the collection.  Mark

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There’s little doubt the storied “gentlemen’s agreement” improved profitability for Colt and Winchester, these two revolvers are good examples of what could have been. Winchester has a history of discouraging competition during this period, lots of creative ideas went by the wayside. Firearms technology advanced at an amazing rate during the last part of the 19th century.

 

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