November 7, 2015
I think the 45-90 is like an express. Lighter bullet at faster speeds.
I agree even though I don’t load it as one for my Sharps. I wonder if it was loaded as a standard cartridge in addition to the express loading back in the day. I think, then as now, it would have made an exceptional long range cartridge. I suppose if we could determine the twist rate(s) for period single shots we may have an answer, but it’s past my bedtime.
April 15, 2005
Patrick buechel said
When I purchased my winchester model 1886 50-110 express saddle ring carbine from Albert Buckingham he told me there where only around 250 of them made, I trust Albert as he was a lifelong Winchester man, and he was a go to guy for info on winchesters,,,
Albert underestimated the actual number that were manufactured. I do not have my copy of John Madl’s reference book handy, but he found considerably more than 250.
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