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Old December 13, 2011, 10:40 PM   #20
Win73
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Current .38-40 loads are downloaded for the older handguns being used. Really to keep your old '73 in good condition you ought to be shooting black powder with a lead bullet having a large grease groove. The first Winchester made for smokeless powder with jacketed bullets was the '94 in .30-30 which came out in that round in 1895.
As long as I am alive that gun will be shot very little, if any. I realize that jacketed bullet smokeless powder rounds are not good for it. I don't reload so to shoot black powder loads in it I would have to have someone reload them for me.
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