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Winchester Reloading Tool Instruction Sheets & Other Ephemera
August 9, 2016
3:11 am
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To all,

I’m still pecking away at my “Reloading Tool Survey” and part of my survey has to do with written “Ephemera” that went with the various reloading tools.

I’ve been cataloging and trying to date various associated Ephemera from instruction sheets, catalogs, advertising, envelopes, etc. that in any manner deal with Winchester reloading tools.

The following items I have come across from past auctions from a while back and hoping someone has them and can possibly send me scans of and/or tell me more information about them.

Late1882Tool.jpgImage EnlargerThis is the only image I have thus found of this particular 1882 Tool Instruction sheet. I believe this sheet to be a very late sheet possibly made anywhere from 1911-1915. Note that the slanted Winchester and the use of “The W Brand” along with the various fonts used make it somewhat distinct from similar sheets. This is the only image of it I have and its of the front only and I don’t have the back side. This image is from a 2009 SoldUSA.com Auction. Hoping someone has this sheet and would be willing to help out with my on-going research.

Test1.jpgImage EnlargerTest2.jpgImage Enlarger These are the only images I have thus found of this 1891 Tool Instruction sheet. I believe this sheet came from an original box set. These images are from a 2011 Ebay auction. Hoping someone may also have this sheet and would be willing to help out with my on-going research. 

Any help with these sheets or any other such Ephemera would be utmost appreciated and will further my endeavors to write a book on the subject. Without the help of fellow collectors my research thus far would not be no where near as far along as it now.

Sincerely,

Brady Henderson 

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August 9, 2016
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Brady,

I have something that would help your research… send me an email and I will send you a zipped folder full of pictures.

Bert

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August 9, 2016
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June 2, 2020
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You might try the Antique Reloading Tool Collectors Association look on the Internet. I authored their publication for 7/yrs and am member #1. Also have and collect tools including Winchester, but will be concentrating on Ideal tools as well as custom single shot items from famous bbl makers,

June 2, 2020
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Dear Bob,

I’m also a member of ARTCA and the International Ammunition Association. I would enjoy discussing your collection with you. Shoot me an email at bradydh123@hotmail.com with your contact information. 

Sincerely,

Brady Henderson

P.S. Tom Quigley and I have an article about “HJG” markings on Winchester Reloading Tools that will come out in an upcoming Winchester Collector.

July 15, 2020
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To all,

I am a first time poster so please forgive me if I should be asking this question on another post heading.

I have only been a member of WACA since last year but it is pretty obvious that this is the place to go for information regarding anything Winchester.

I am interested in find out all I can regarding Winchester model 1891 reloading tools. I have looked on the web but found  very little information regarding the 1891 model tool although it is completely possible that I have not looked in the right spots. I think I have a pretty good handle on how the tool works but it would be great to have a set of factory directions. The pictures of directions on the thread above are great but they are too small to be read.

 Specifically I would like to know how many calibers the 1891 tool came in. I have been looking for quite a while and I only have 4 of these amazingly simple tools. 32-40, 40-82, 45-90 and a 50-110. All are in great shape but only one has the decapping tool.

Any information will be much appreciated.

Thanks for your time,

Glenn

July 16, 2020
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Dear Glenn,

They made the 1891 in nine different calibers:

.32-40

.38-55

.38-56W.C.F.

.40-65

.40-82

.45 Gov.

.45 Gov. 500 Grs

.45-90

.50-110 Express

A condensed version for the instructions to use the tool are also listed in the Winchester Catalogs and can be found in the catalogs from 1891-1893. Here is page 78 from the 1893 Catalog, that shows calibers and Instructions.

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It is not uncommon at all to be missing the decapping pin. One of the first things lost are the pins. A while back a guy was selling reproduction 1891 pins. I’ll have to see if I can find is info again. I bought a few pins from him. They were decent reproductions, but still weren’t 100% right. Better than no pin at all though. 

It is a fun tool to play around with. Just be sure to under the nut is left-hand threaded, and that the arrow indicates the direction the nut goes on the tool and not the direction to turn it to take off the tool. I have seen plenty of nuts broken off in the die, because people didn’t know this.

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Maverick

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Maverick,

This is everything I was looking for. All I had to do was ask my questions of the right people. 

Thank you for your time.

Regards,

Glenn

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