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hunter.b
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Posted - 02/05/2018 :  03:10:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We just received a Winchester model 1886 with 50 cal on the barrel instead of 50 EX. It is also a round barrel. Anyone ever seen this?

fordsix
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Posted - 02/05/2018 :  12:11:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
what year made ??
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Bert H.
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Posted - 02/05/2018 :  10:00:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is the serial number? Round barrels were standard, octagon barrels were the optional choice (and slightly more common). The .50 caliber Model 1886 barrels were marked "50 EX.", or "50-100-450", or "50-105".


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Hangfire
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Posted - 02/05/2018 :  11:14:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bert~

Were there actually 2 cartridges- The 50-110 and a 50-100..I'm talking Headstamps,barrel stamps, boxes, advertising? I know it's a difference in the charge, and they're interchangeable in use, but was it an either/or choice at the time, or an adjustment by Winchester for twist rate/accuracy? I'm not familiar with the 50-105..

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Edited by - Hangfire on 02/05/2018 11:16:53 PM
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Bert H.
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Posted - 02/08/2018 :  6:07:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hangfire

Bert~

Were there actually 2 cartridges- The 50-110 and a 50-100..I'm talking Headstamps,barrel stamps, boxes, advertising? I know it's a difference in the charge, and they're interchangeable in use, but was it an either/or choice at the time, or an adjustment by Winchester for twist rate/accuracy? I'm not familiar with the 50-105..



Bob,

Yes, the headstamps, barrel stamps, cartridge boxes, etc. were different, and there were three different cartridges, all with the same case dimension, but with different powder charges and bullet weights. Correspondingly, the rifling twist rate was different for each.


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Hangfire
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Posted - 02/08/2018 :  11:33:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bert..

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