The Hammer of Thor, ReduxWinchester model 1910
Posted 06 March 2019 - 03:59 PM
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:42 PM
If you have a small lathe you can make 401 cases out of a variety of other brass. Including the following,---30-30, 32 win spl, 303 British, 35 Remington and others. The 401 is very powerful for its size. Its about 100 FPS slower than the 35 Rem, with the same grain bullet.
Reloading dies and projectiles are available for the 401.
Same is true for the 32 WSL.
If you don't reload you won't be doing much shooting with these rifles.
If you refer to achieves you will find many posts I made about these rifles.
Posted 20 March 2019 - 10:39 PM
Also, I just got another 1910; this time a fancy/deluxe.
Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:25 AM
Nice Rifle and nice display.
Where did you find a deluxe model??
Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:42 AM
That is a very nice looking deluxe .401.
Had a Winchester 1910 about 30 years ago. Purchased it fairly cheap along with a spare magazine. Previous owner was a gunsmith school student and had used it as a class project. Reblued it
(fairly nice) and replaced damaged wood with a hand carved set. The forend seemed a bit oversized from original. Sure wish I had a picture of it. Hope he got an "A" grade for effort on the stock !
Had about 20 rounds of original ammo. Made some cases out of .35 Remington and used .41 Magnum jacketed bullets resized to .401 . Turned a set of crude sizing dies out of graphite impregnated steel and loaded some ammo. Used 2400 powder IIRC. The rifle worked fine, accuracy was almost adequate. The rifle was a thumper ! We plinked at various objects including an old water heater. The .401 of course, punched right through it.
Because ammo was such a pain I swapped it off for something else a couple years later. But, the Winchester SLR bug had bit. Have a M1907 now and it is a great shooter. Ammo is a little easier to make and got to love those 10 round magazines !
Posted 21 March 2019 - 01:56 PM
JimC - found it online while looking for .401 ammunition.
Ivan - nice .401 memories!
Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:00 PM