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40-82
May 9, 2013
6:34 pm
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Hi all. First forum post, brand new member. Just got an 1886 in 40-82. I dont intend to shoot this gun regularly but I would like to shoot it once. Put maybe 10 rounds through her. I notice the ammo is roughly the price of gold but I can lash out for a box of twenty. The gun is in great shape although I will have a smithy look over it. Any reason not to shoot this old girl? If I do shoot her what bullet type would be best? Cast lead perhaps! Will that Ten-X Cowboy Ammunition 40-82 WCF 260 Grain Lead Round Nose Flat Point through Midway USA do the job?

May 9, 2013
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Cast bullets are definitely the least damaging to the bore. That stated, Winchester factory loaded jacketed bullets and smokeless powder cartridges in 40-82 WCF. You did not mention when your rifle was made. The Ten-X Cowboy loads are very mild, and would be a good choice.

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May 10, 2013
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Thanks Bert, the serial number puts her at 1895. I need a rear elevator and I am currently bidding on one on ebay. Its an original part not a repro. The tang screw directly behind the hammer is also missing. The exploded parts drawing I have lists this as part 49. Carrier stop tension screw. But I noticed this screw perhaps links up with parts 50 & 51. The carrier stop & carrier stop screw, I have not taken the stock off to have a look. The hammer does cock pefectly though. I may be mistaken that these three parts are integral with each other and that I hopefully just need that top screw and she will be all totally complete.

May 10, 2013
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The visible screw right behind the hammer is the tang sight upper mounting screw. With no tang sight installed, it has a 6-48 plug screw in the hole.

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May 10, 2013
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OK, Thanks for that info. Nothing to worry about then. Just need to track down a screw. Thx Bert

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