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44 WCF
January 17, 2020
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I have 1892 in 44wcf barrel that slugs out to .429.what is considered worn out barrel dia.

January 17, 2020
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.427" is the standard, but .429" is well within the "tolerance" range for that period.  Anyway, regardless of how it slugs, or how worn or pitted rifling is, only way to evaluate accuracy is by shooting it.

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clarence said
.427" is the standard, but .429" is well within the "tolerance" range for that period.  Anyway, regardless of how it slugs, or how worn or pitted rifling is, only way to evaluate accuracy is by shooting it.  

I agree with Clarence.  I use .428" bullets. Depending upon the year of your gun you will find variances.  If this is the only 44 WCF you shoot and you are sure it is .429" try to get some .43" bullets.  If not .428" are readily available.  The soft bullets will obturate.  (expand to fit)

January 17, 2020
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Thank you for the info. barrel is very pitted just wasnt sure about the tolerances.just waiting on ammo hard to get here.

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 I cast in a original Winchester mold, do not size, and hand lube. The bore will size the bullet, it works for me on my antique Winchesters even if the bore is a little rough. I use wheel weights and drop bullets in a bucket of water as I'm casting. I also use Remington 200gr JSP, they measure .427, they have also been accurate. T/R

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murissy@hotmail.com said
Thank you for the info. barrel is very pitted just wasnt sure about the tolerances.just waiting on ammo hard to get here.  

May get better results with jacketed bullets, even if they're undersize. Only shooting will tell.  Copper fouling is easier to remove than leading.

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If you have a rough bore jacketed is the way to go for accuracy.

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murissy@hotmail.com said
I have 1892 in 44wcf barrel that slugs out to .429.what is considered worn out barrel dia.  

If I haven't asked already I would love to add your rifle into my research survey  Can I get the serial number and some photos of it?  I am happy to answer any other questions which you might have.  2bitrifles@gmail.com

https://forums.gunbroker.com/discussion/1781246/model-1892-92-production-survey#latest

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January 19, 2020
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Hello the Fire,

 

 Have witnessed a 1892 Winchester 44 W.C.F. with real worn barrel shoot, 10 un-sized lead bullets in a ONE hole group at 25yards.

 

Just thought I'd drop this in here.

 

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I've  shot and loaded the .44 WCF for 50 years, in Colt revolvers, 1873 and 1892 Winchesters.  I've found that most of these guns, even with a bad bore will shoot very well.  I first use jacketed bullets, clean the bore and then reload with HARD lead.

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