.40-60 Winchester (W.C.F.)

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

.40-60 Winchester (W.C.F.)

The Model 1873 was one of the most successful Winchester rifles of its day and is known as “The Gun That Won the West”. Originally, it was chamber in .44 WCF (Winchester Center Fire), a.k.a. .44-40 and then later chambered in .38-40 and .32-30, with a few being chambered in .22 long and short.

Demands for a lever action chambered in a more powerful cartridge lead to the development and release of the Model 1876 Winchester, a.k.a. the Centennial Model. It was originally chambered in .45-75 Winchester Centennial, and later chambered in .50-90 Express, .45-60 WCF and .40-60 WCF too.

The .40-60 Winchester Center Fire became a very popular cartridge and made the transition from black powder to smokeless powder and Winchester continued to manufacture it until 1934. It is capable of propelling a .405” dia. 210 grain bullet at 1,562 fps. with 1,138 ft. lbs. of energy at the muzzle.

We offer this cartridge in both Winchester and U.M.C. style headstamps.

Roberson Cartridge Company is a custom manufacture of Vintage, Obsolete, Hard to Find and Wildcat calibers.

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