MY 1866 WINCHESTER

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Diabloman

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Well I was/am bored so I got the family heirloom out for a good cleaning. It wasn't that dirty but I cleaned it anyway. I replaced the worn locking block & fit a new barrel. It now shoots the BP load 44/40. I load for the '66 and it is FUN to shoot!
I love that Blue Smoke. I also got G'Pa's Colt SAA 44/40 and did a clean on it.
A good time was had by All.
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Mauser9

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Got an awesome two guns there. Super collector Winchester and Colt. Doesn't get much better than that. Thanks for showing a couple of my favorites.
 

Diabloman

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It is a Flat gate on the loading gate. I did save the original barrel. A friend had a 44/40 barrel he donated and I gave
him a 44 mag barrel and parts. We built TWO guns that day
and went shooting followed by steak & Beer! The '66 needed
a locking block, so I fit a new one and decided to put a 44/40 barrel on. My friend said he had what I needed and I had what he wanted & the rest is history!
 

Mauser9

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Again awesome. Shoot it with black powder rounds? Heard of these and the Model 1873 being fired with reduced smokeless loads but might not be safe in all guns of this vintage. Someday be glad to own an 1873.
 
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