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Not trying to 87 but anyone try 1901??


Texas Lizard

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The current "reproductions" of the 1887 Winchester lever action are really closer in design to a 1901 not counting that they are 12 ga. I've used my 1901 in matches from time to time over the years, but I won't have the barrel cut down or the action modified for the "drop two", so it isn't very competitive.  I load up some really nasty Black Powder loads and have myself a grand ol' time!!  I've missed knockdowns entirely and had the shock wave put 'em down!! :lol:  :P B) 

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Coyote Cap used a 1901 for the base design of the repos he had made. The 10ga cartridge was closer in length to our modern 12ga rounds.

Plus, the 1901 had all the improvements like twin extractors etc.

OLG 

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1 hour ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

The current "reproductions" of the 1887 Winchester lever action are really closer in design to a 1901 not counting that they are 12 ga. I've used my 1901 in matches from time to time over the years, but I won't have the barrel cut down or the action modified for the "drop two", so it isn't very competitive.  I load up some really nasty Black Powder loads and have myself a grand ol' time!!  I've missed knockdowns entirely and had the shock wave put 'em down!! :lol:  :P B) 

YEP!!!

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29 minutes ago, John Barleycorn, SASS #76982 said:

Would a 1901 even be allowed under SASS rules? 

I don't see why not. It's a modified 87.

 

1887

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1901

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17 minutes ago, Texas Lizard said:

Now to see if anyone knows the best shell length...

 

Texas Lizard

Which version/gauge?

Modern 12ga reproductions of the 87 lever are made for 2 3/4" shells.

The original '87 Winny's are chambered for a much shorter shell in both 12 & 10ga than what is used today.

The originals in 12ga have a 2 5/8 chamber, and the 10ga used a 2 7/8 chamber.

OLG 

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1 minute ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

Which version/gauge?

Modern 12ga reproductions of the 87 lever are made for 2 3/4" shells.

The original '87 Winny's are chambered for a much shorter shell in both 12 & 10ga than what is used today.

The originals in 12ga have a 2 5/8 chamber, and the 10ga used a 2 7/8 chamber.

OLG 

1901 original 10 ga...Seems I had 5 sitting in toy box...Darn things must be breeding in there...

 

TL

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The lumpy one is correct!!

 

I have 2 7/8" brass shells for this little darlin'!!!

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