09 April 2021

1873 Brace

 

An impossible combination historically.  The Winchester 1873 didn't get chambered for .45 Colt for a variety of reasons until very recently.

While both are models of 1873, the revolver is more appropriately from 1898 after being refurbished at Springfield National Armory.

4 comments:

  1. You could get away with having both chambered in .44-40. In the novel True Grit, Charles Portis describes Rooster Cogburn as having a Colt and a Winchester in the same caliber, which would presumably be .44-40.

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    1. .44-40 and .38-40 were the common brace calibers for this combination historically.

      Modern availability of .44-40 is erratic and spotty compared to how common .45 Colt is, so I went with the anachronism.

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    2. Where did I come up with .32-40? I fixed my comment above.

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    3. .32-20 was another caliber common to both the 1873 and the Colt, I believe.

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