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Re: Chuck Goes Hunting

Post by cowgirl » Sat May 20, 2017 11:08 am

Western Gal:47543 wrote:So, we are saying that TR carried some type of personally modified Winchester rifle that used 44-40 caliber ammunition, right ?
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Re: Chuck Goes Hunting

Post by cowgirl » Sat May 20, 2017 11:08 am

Ava:47544 wrote:WG, If I understand TV Fan right, 44 caliber bullets could have varying amounts of gunpowder, so Lucas indicated both the caliber and gunpowder amount when talking about his ammunition. Is that right, TV Fan?

As far as the article at the start of this thread, maybe the writer made another mistake, as he seemed to with "duck" and "dove." Listening to Chuck, the writer could have heard 44-40 but wrote 40-40 in error.
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Re: Chuck Goes Hunting

Post by cowgirl » Sat May 20, 2017 11:08 am

Western Gal:47546 wrote:Maybe that type of Winchester could use both 40-40 and 44-40 bullets ?

Thought I had seen another article on the ranch where the writer indicated 40-40, but don't remember when or where.

Anyhow, have learned something new today, so the day is not wasted !
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Re: Chuck Goes Hunting

Post by cowgirl » Sat May 20, 2017 11:09 am

Western Gal:47559 wrote:From the first link :

Customized by James S. Stembridge,  Lucas McCain’s modified 1892 Winchester SRC in .44-.40 caliber features a large rounded ring that allowed him to cock it by twirling the rifle 360 degrees.

Is that saying the Winchester SRC models were made for a specific type of shell ? In other words, would you need a different type Winchester to use 40-40 shells ?

If so, perhaps the original description of TR's rifle as a Winchester 44-40 was correct ?
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Re: Chuck Goes Hunting

Post by cowgirl » Sat May 20, 2017 11:09 am

Western Gal:47563 wrote:I tried Googling 40-40 Winchester 1892 rifles and really didn't come up with anything. Same for shells,

There was a 38-40 and 44-40 for the 1892 Winchester, so maybe Ava was right to begin with in that 40-40 was a typo.
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Re: Chuck Goes Hunting

Post by cowgirl » Sat May 20, 2017 11:10 am

jccc:47574 wrote:Thanks so much for the article and links!!

Ava:47547 wrote: One example is that we don't see shells being ejected.
But don't we see shells flying about in the opening sequence? (Or maybe that too was already discussed. Like that's the only time we do see the shells.) I'm so confused.
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Re: Chuck Goes Hunting

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Ava:47576 wrote:
Thanks so much for the article and links!!
You're welcome.
But don't we see shells flying about in the opening sequence? (Or maybe that too was already discussed. Like that's the only time we do see the shells.) I'm so confused.
I have seen the lack of shells being ejected discussed, whether at the ranch or another site, I'm not sure. I can't recall about the opening sequence, but gun people were saying that there were scenes where shells should have been ejected and weren't.
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Re: Chuck Goes Hunting

Post by cowgirl » Sat May 20, 2017 11:10 am

TVFan:47823 wrote:Had to share a picture of my little dove hunter on his first day out.  He did really well!

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Re: Chuck Goes Hunting

Post by cowgirl » Sat May 20, 2017 11:11 am

Ava:47824 wrote:TV Fan,  Beautiful dog! He looks like he's right he wants to be, too. Thanks for sharing.
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