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The .32-20 Winchester Center Fire: History & Performance

Born from a desire for a faster and flatter shooting cartridge, the .32-20 Winchester Center Fire cartridge came to the world stage at the end of the 19th century as a popular option for revolvers and lever-action rifles alike, but its popularity eventually dwindled as the 20th century progressed.

The .44-40 Winchester: History and Performance

It is said that the Winchester Model 1873 lever-action rifle is one of the guns that "Won the West." The same could also be said for its cartridge which still lives on to this day, the .44-40 Winchester, the history of which is explored here. 

History and Performance Of The The .44-40 WCF

The .44-40 Winchester Center Fire cartridge gained its popularity through its use in the late 19th century in lever-action rifles and revolvers, and is still produced commercially today.

I Have This Old Gun: Remington 1875 Improved Army Revolver

It probably wasn’t the kind of endorsement that E. Remington & Sons would have preferred, but when outlaw Frank James surrendered to the governor of Missouri on Oct. 5, 1882, and handed over his 1875 Remington, he proclaimed, “the Remington is the hardest and surest shooting pistol made.”

A Hard Look at Henry Lever-Actions

A relatively young company, Henry Repeating Arms has risen to become a significant maker of American long guns—and it did so primarily with lever-action rifles. Here’s an in-depth look.

Turnbull Adds New Winchester 1892 Lever Rifles

In response to consumer demand, Turnbull Restoration has added two new limited release Winchester 1892 lever rifles in its deluxe takedown configuration, chambered in .44-40 Win. and .45 Colt.

Handloading The .44-40 Win.

Introduced in the Model 1873, the .44 Winchester Central Fire, as it was originally called, was the first center-fire cartridge to become available in a Winchester lever-action rifle.

Rifleman Q&A: Firing An Early Marlin?

A reader's .44-40 Win. Marlin Model 1894 lever-action, which was carried in his father’s police cruiser, was reportedly to have taken part in the apprehension of the legendary “Pretty Boy” Floyd.

Handgun Rounds in Rifles

In the 1870s, an interesting phenomenon burst on the firearms scene. Cartridge firearms had been in use since the mid-50s, but most of the early ones were small calibers that were plagued with problems.

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