One of the most notable changes occurred in the 1960s when production costs of the earlier Model 94 design increased dramatically, the company made the decision to find less expensive methods of production or face pricing itself out of the hunting market, which made up a large percentage of retail sales. No cracks, or breaks anywhere. You will always get someone offering you money for it so it's a good investment. And as originally loaded with a 165 gr. The cartridge case is ideal for cast bullet use. You can see on the bottom one the ends of the pins going through the receiver are worn white on the ends. These should be tremendous where penetration is required.
Their value is considerable in high, original condition especially the Deluxes , and continues to climb. The reason for this significant changes was now, with the increased popularity of receiver mounted scopes, it was necessary as the older, top eject did not allow for a traditionally mounted scope. All bullets were lubed with Apache Blue bullet lube. Loading dies are readily available from all the major manufacturers in either 2-die or 3-die sets. Power Point 2390 fps 2248 fps Winchester 150 gr.
How do I post photos of the rifle? This little tool really speeded up work that I had been previously doing by hand. This die is collet-type die that can provide the tightest crimp possible without buckling the case walls. There were 136-- 1 of 1000 Winchester 73 rifles manufactured. The magazine on the levergun requires the use of flat-nose bullets. Accuracy is on par with the others. Like I said,I'm new to rifles,and when I bought this yesterday at the gun store the salesman told me it was a post '64.
Production ratios for the first 353,999 Model 1894s made: 4:5 78. And you can make a very heavy crimp without buckling the case neck wall just below the bullet. Most rifle production was ended in the 1920's. The lack of a full-length magazine tube and front barrel band add to the accuracy of the 64's, vs. Six or seven cartridges stacked in front of each other in a tube magazine tends to amount to considerable weight. This makes it real handy to research loading data for the particular gun and caliber you are going to reload for. Just take good care of it, avoid unnecessary dings and scars, and keep the metal and bore lightly oiled, and it will stay in fine shape to pass down for generations in your family.
Winchester Power Point retained the most weight and came in a close 3rd in penetration. Apparently the Blue Book uses the same info as Alpo uses. Around 1950 Winchester bowed to the other gun makers persistance and renamed the caliber to present day 30-30. While the barrel is nominally a. Next you have what is known as a flatband model. Since I started using cast bullets my. I know they work on smaller animals for I once guided a friend's wife on a Javelina hunt.
My rifle's serial was applied December 10th, 1901. I use the Hornady flex tip projectile which is quite accurate and readily available. The stock is a pistol grip stock, but the butt is straight like a shotgun type stock. Unfortunately for all of the many collectors and interested people, all of the remaining pre-64 factory warehouse records serial numbers 354,000 - 2,600,000+ were destroyed in a fire in the late 1950s or early 1960s. If your rifle was made prior to about 1953, it should have a cut-rifled barrel, which adds to accuracy. I have verified this in numerous modern hunting rifles which were habitually left uncleaned, using a Hawkeye bore scope.
I shot her from about 50 feet, angling down into her forehead. I will post pictures of the rifle and certificate as soon as my forum account is approved. None of the page scans are of original documents but are simply transcribed information typed into a word processing program. I wanted to see what the bullets looked like after going through the bones and carpet but before they hit the door so I added a piece of cardboard between the carpet and the door. Wood is worn more than it should be for the metal finish.
Ask for the Winchester Repeating Arms Historian. To crimp the bullets the best tool by far is the Factory Crimp Die by Lee Precision. Sure enough, there was a herd of about 25 or 30 feeding in that little valley. I was impressed with the penetration. There is no other detail beyond this that we can provide. I cleaned the rod and began again.