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Winter 2021
January 14, 2021
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Another great magazine with stellar articles! Kudos to the WACA staff that make the magazine so great and continual encouragement for those that submit articles! I thoroughly enjoyed the Winchester Case Inserts–Shipping Crate Advertising article and the 1885 article, among others.

Bert

How long till you get your 85 book out? I had no idea they chambered the 85 in .22 BBC. Surely they were used for target shooting only. I couldn’t imagine trying to take game with that caliber.

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January 14, 2021
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Brady,

Thanks for the compliments on the magazine articles.

One of the 22 BBC Single Shot rifles letters as being shipped to the “Porter Shooting Gallery”.  

The vast array of cartridges that were available in the Single Shot rifles has long fascinated me!

Bert

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January 15, 2021
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Thanks for the compliments on the magazine Brady.  We’re glad that you like it!

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Brad Dunbar

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February 23, 2021
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Finally got a chance to read the latest edition. Great article on the Single Shot, Bert! Cleared up several misconceptions and pointed out quite a few things I hadn’t noticed. I’ll never understand the “why” of all those chamberings but thanks to the article I now have a working knowledge (or at least a good reference document) of “what” and “when”. 

 

Mike

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February 23, 2021
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Heartily concur with the above comments re outstanding effort/edition of the “Collector”.  Great work by all involved.

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February 27, 2021
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Rick Hill said
Heartily concur with the above comments re outstanding effort/edition of the “Collector”.  Great work by all involved.

Thanks-  

I must admit I pace myself, Rick. I read the Goles’ article about carton inserts today. Who would have thought a handful of colorful bits of cardboard could be so interesting? 

 

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April 10, 2021
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Maverick said
Another great magazine with stellar articles! Kudos to the WACA staff that make the magazine so great and continual encouragement for those that submit articles! I thoroughly enjoyed the Winchester Case Inserts–Shipping Crate Advertising article and the 1885 article, among others.

Bert

How long till you get your 85 book out? I had no idea they chambered the 85 in .22 BBC. Surely they were used for target shooting only. I couldn’t imagine trying to take game with that caliber.

Sincerely,

Maverick  

I agree! I am still enjoying it! Can’t wait for a new 85 SS Book! Bert, your article has so much usable info in it! Thanks again!Smile

April 10, 2021
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The book is going to be a compilation of all the individual articles that I intend to write over the next few years. I have found that it is easier to put it together one chapter at a time, and write an article for the Collector magazine when I have enough information to do so. It is a long process to complete all of the research I feel is necessary for each sub-topic. Please stay tuned…

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Bert H. said
The book is going to be a compilation of all the individual articles that I intend to write over the next few years. I have found that it is easier to put it together one chapter at a time, and write an article for the Collector magazine when I have enough information to do so. It is a long process to complete all of the research I feel is necessary for each sub-topic. Please stay tuned…
Bert  

Bert,

That sounds great! We are really looking fore ward to it! I was comparing some of your Caliber tables from the Magazine article, and for the heck of it I was comparing some of it to the Porter survey from years back, realizing my comparisons are premature on all accounts, just having fun and looking ahead a little bit! I do realize with more modern tools available, and added info. your updated research will be very useful to many of us!Smile

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As always, I am more than willing to answer any specific questions along the way. I could also use all the help I can get finding all Single Shots with S/Ns > 109999 (for the survey). Currently, I have documented 2,367 (7.9%) of the 30,000 Single Shots that have no factory ledger records. I want to get that number up to 10% before trying to extrapolate what the statistical production numbers were for the final 30,000 Single Shots.

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Bert H. said
As always, I am more than willing to answer any specific questions along the way. I could also use all the help I can get finding all Single Shots with S/Ns > 109999 (for the survey). Currently, I have documented 2,367 (7.9%) of the 30,000 Single Shots that have no factory ledger records. I want to get that number up to 10% before trying to extrapolate what the statistical production numbers were for the final 30,000 Single Shots.
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Bert,

I encountered a Gentleman with a Win 1885 SS # 49254,(not for sale) 38-56 WCF, 30 inch Oct. Barrel. He doesn’t have a letter on it!

April 13, 2021
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limestone304@aol.com said

Bert,

I encountered a Gentleman with a Win 1885 SS # 49254,(not for sale) 38-56 WCF, 30 inch Oct. Barrel. He doesn’t have a letter on it!  

He should get the letter…  S/N 49254 is listed as a 38-56 WCF 30″ Octagon barrel.

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Yeah, I did suggest that to him!

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