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 I was at an SCI banquet last saturday and won a winchester 1892 John Wayne 44-40. Nice gun
however, I really don't even know what a 44-40 is. Is it a 44 necked down to a 40 cal? Whats
its purpose? Every cartridge has a purpose. Advise!

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You are correct and it was just a first attempt at magnumizing sort of speak.They are used today for SASS cowboy action shooting.


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Thank You for your help! Obviously I wasn't alone in the unknown.
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.44 with 40grains of black powder 210 grain bullet often, slight taper to help function.  It's about like the .44 special.  USFA and Colt both have companions for it!! Light deer rifle.
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   I've got a .38-40 M92. Bullet diam=.400"(jacketed)  .400 to .401"(cast)
 
   The .44-40 bullet diam.=.425 to .429(jacketed and cast)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/26/2009 at 07:58
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I have the same gun in 25-20 been in the family for 104 yrs now, ours is the carbine version with saddle ring. Great little gun.
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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

You are correct and it was just a first attempt at magnumizing sort of speak.They are used today for SASS cowboy action shooting.

44 cal/40 gr black powder   this is correct  my statement a little off sorry  Loco
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Thanks for the link SamC. That pretty well sums it up.
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