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Winchester's cartridge conversion in reverse

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by JT-AR-MG42, Jan 28, 2018.

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  1. JT-AR-MG42

    JT-AR-MG42 Member

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    I was perusing a few old Gun Digest 's and re-discovered this article that I am sharing in part.
    Interesting that Oliver Winchester's first cartridge patent was for a cartridge conversion, only in reverse.

    This article is copied (in part) from the 1952 Gun Digest published by the Gun Digest Company - Chicago 6.
    Article is on pages 172 - 177 and was written by Paul S. Foster who was considered THE cartridge authority of his day.

    If this constitutes copyright infringement, please remove.

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    Blow up of the same photo for clarity. The third paragraph above contains the info of this long forgotten conversion.

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    Here is the photo of the case along with a blow up of it.
    The photo is clear, it is the actual photo in the article that is grainy.

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    In the late 1860s I could see where not everyone could afford the factory ammo, and if one was out on the frontier, this would have been a way to save a limited supply of cartridges and allow you to hunt while saving them.

    JT
     
  2. Armored farmer

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    I didn't know that. Thanks
     
  3. Crawdad1

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    Although usually never depicted probably why so many kept their muzzleloader as well as having a cartridge gun.
     
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  4. Erwan

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    That's really interesting, I've never heard of it before.

    TKS.
     
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