What is a 44-40 rifle good for?

What is a 44-40 rifle good for?

44-40, this cartridge does produce faster kills than smaller handgun / carbine cartridges such as the 9mm Luger. As a carbine rifle hunting cartridge loaded with high velocity (1600fps) ammunition the . 44-40 is an able performer at close ranges (inside 100 yards).

What is the difference between 44 mag and 44 40?

The difference is pressure, the 44 Magnum can be loaded to high pressure. The 44-40 is an older low pressure round. The 44 Magnum will push a 240 gr pill around 1,500 fps, more from a carbine. The 44-40 will push a 200 gr pill around 1,200 fps.

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When did the Winchester Model 1873 come out?

It’s no wonder the Winchester Model 1873 was the most popular all-around rifle of its time. Still favored by riflemen today, the Model 1873 Winchester originally was offered in rifle, carbine, and musket versions. The author’s is the rifle configuration (circa 1889) with a 24-inch barrel chambered for .44-40 Winchester.

What’s the price of a Winchester 44 40?

The .44-40 rifle reviewed here belongs to a good buddy of mine. His father purchased it for $700 and then handed it down to my friend. The original owner had it most of his life and had hunted with it. A close look inside the bore showed quite a lot of pitting and rounded-off rifling.

What was the first model of Winchester rifle?

Winchester 1873 First Model “1 of 1000″ Rifle.44 WCF s/n 3414 mfg 1875 – 24” octagon barrel, full mag, blued frame w/impressed thumbprint dustcover, set trigger, sporting front & rear sights, straight grain uncheckered walnut stocks, case hardened crescent buttplate. Once purchased by George Madis in Mexico in 1952.

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What does.44 WCF stand for on a Winchester rifle?

It was the .44 WCF, today commonly called .44-40, the second set of digits standing for the amount of black powder factory loaded under 200-grain, lead-alloy bullets. Worthy of note is that the ’73 rifle was also introducted with a set of reloading tools, including bullet mould, wad punch and powder dipper.