July 31, 2020
Hello. I recently picked up an 1886 that was built in 1891. The barrel has no discernible caliber marking. It cast as a 45-70. I’m waiting on the Cody letter to verify original configuration. My question is you can clearly make out a W.C.F. On the barrel. I know this designation wasn’t applied to 45-70. I also found some interesting marking on the underside of the barrel. Any help deciphering them would be greatly appreciated. I will attempt to post some pics
April 15, 2005
What exactly is marked on the underside of the barrel (under the forend stock & mag tube)? Send a picture of it to me at Win1885@msn.com
WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
November 1, 2013
My question is you can clearly make out a W.C.F. On the barrel. I know this designation wasn’t applied to 45-70.
Sure the chamber isn't long enough to accept a .45-82/90 case, which would be a WCF designation? Otherwise, probably means it's been rebored from some obsolete chambering like the first '86 I ever had, originally a .40-65.
March 31, 2009
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