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Re: Rimfire case ?
Posted by Keogh on Thursday, 30 June 2016, at 1:54 p.m., in response to Re: Rimfire case ?, posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 30 June 2016, at 12:39 a.m.
Not to nit pick, but the Spencer did have some wide spread use during the CW. Most notably by Custer's Cavalry.
Must disagree on Winchesters revived 1873 model being a "miserable failure". The model 1876 was a lengthened version of the 1873 and could handle more powerful offerings. While not long enough for a 45-70 it was offered in a shorter version 45-75 which about duplicated the ballistics of the 45-70. It was also chambered for .40, and .50 calibers. The 45-75 and the Winchester 1876 became the official cartridge of the NWMP in Canada for many years. It still remained popular after the longer action 1886 came out. Sorry, but we seem to be getting away from trapdoors.
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