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50-110 Modifications by Winchester
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December 28, 2022 - 2:13 am
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Have a friend who wants to convert a 38-56 to 50EX, what modifications did Winchester do to the receiver to accept the 50-110 cartridge? I read it somewhere, but do not remember where.  Thanks Bill

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The answer to this may not be wise posting on a public forum. Hopefully someone private messages you what you require. Too many shonky characters making dodgy guns…

A man can never have too many WINCHESTERS...

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 “Winchester Lever Action Repeating Firearms Volume 2” by Arthur Pirkle page 192-193. The 6 steps are shown but not in great detail.

  I don’t think it’s a secret and the detail is not good enough to make it work. Converted guns very seldom work right and the cuts are obvious. You can see a converted gun by the workmanship and results.

  It’s wise for everyone to know what’s done so you can spot a conversion. Many people already own converted receivers without knowing it. The serial number is on the lower tang. T/R

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Not bumped up to .50 caliber, but here’s an example where Turnbull bumps a Model 71 up to .475 caliber:

https://www.gunsamerica.com/982495804/Winchester-model-71-475-Turnbull.htm

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I do wonder what modifications Turnbull needed to make to that Model 71 action to get those fat cartridges to feed smoothly 

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475TB is derived from the 348WCF case, just blown out to 475 cal. I wouldn’t think there would be much modification necessary to accommodate the 475. They also do 475TB chambered 1886. 

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Joseph Barrett said
475TB is derived from the 348WCF case, just blown out to 475 cal. I wouldn’t think there would be much modification necessary to accommodate the 475. They also do 475TB chambered 1886. 

  

The .475 is of course a bit smaller than the .50-110 which should help.  But you can make .50-110 cases from the .348 WCF case.  So in essence, the .50-110 is a blown out .348 WCF to .50 caliber.  

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steve004 said

Joseph Barrett said

475TB is derived from the 348WCF case, just blown out to 475 cal. I wouldn’t think there would be much modification necessary to accommodate the 475. They also do 475TB chambered 1886. 

  

The .475 is of course a bit smaller than the .50-110 which should help.  But you can make .50-110 cases from the .348 WCF case.  So in essence, the .50-110 is a blown out .348 WCF to .50 caliber.  

  

Actually it’s 50 Alaskan that is made from the 348WCF case. The 348 is a necked down and shortened 50-110. 50-110 is longer than 348 and is the same case length as 45-90. 

50-110 is the pappy of the 348, 348 is the pappy of 50AK and 475TB. 

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