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Old January 17, 2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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35 caliber slr

Hi,
I am looking for information on the Winchester rifle, self loading model 1905. Does any one know anything about this rifle? Ammo, parts?
Thank you.
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Old January 17, 2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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More info in another post

I found another post with some more info that I could not find earlier: http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...ad.php?t=45272
I am also listing more info found on the barrel and trigger guard.

Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. New Haven Conn USA
Self Loading Model 1905 Patentf Aug 27, Dec 10, 1903, Feb 25 1902, Feb 17, Dec 22 1903

14515 on side and trigger guard.
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Old January 17, 2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Parts can be tough to come by, but they generally are available. Try Gun Parts Corporation.

Ammo is another matter. It can be virtually impossible to find shooting quantities of .35 WSLR. It didn't last very long, as it was seen as too expensive and too under powered for just about anything.

Ammo was produced up through the 1930s, but was, I think, dropped in the run up to World War II and not restarted.
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Old January 17, 2009, 06:50 PM   #4
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need clip and ammo

My mother threw away the clip to this rifle, so I am limited to single shots, but even single shots are difficult w/o ammo. Does anyone know where Ammo can be purchased?
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Old January 17, 2009, 06:51 PM   #5
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Thanks Mike. Good to hear from you.
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Old January 17, 2009, 09:09 PM   #6
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If you have access to a lathe, .35 SL can be made from .357 Magnum brass. The case has to be trimmed to 1.15" with a case trimmer, then the lathe used to reduce the rim to .405" and cut the extractor groove. It is something of a PITA, but I once did 50 and after a while it is sort of automatic. Took about three hours, as I recall, once I got set up.

The bullet is .351" diameter, but I used lead .355" (9mm) bullets and they worked OK. I loaded them using .38 Special dies, but you have to be careful with the shell holder since the rim is smaller than the .38 Special.

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Old January 17, 2009, 11:19 PM   #7
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You have several options--Buffalo Arms lists .35 Winchester self loader ammo

http://www.buffaloarms.com/browse.cfm/4,4124.html

Old Western Scrounger

http://www.ows-ammo.com/catalog/prod...roducts_id/450

Gad's Custom Cartridge

http://www.gadcustomcartridges.com/

Obsolete Ammo (Bob Shell)

http://www.aco4u.com/ammo/index.html

Good Luck--I have a 1907 WSL in .351 and am looking forward to shooting it
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Old January 19, 2009, 03:34 PM   #8
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.35wsl

I have a mod 1905 in .32wsl and the best price for .32wsl was buffalo arms. If your into reloading they also sell dies and components for all the wsl cal. Good luck on the mag. they are hard to find and expensive. I found two mags and 30 rounds for $100 through a friend of a friend who knew somebody else.
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Old January 19, 2009, 10:09 PM   #9
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I keep forgetting about Buffalo Arms; showing my age, I guess.

I was sort of interested in their .35 S&W until I took a look at the price, $92 for a box of 50. Of course that is less than collector price, but I will have to think about it.

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Old January 20, 2009, 02:25 AM   #10
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You might find this applicable
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Model_1905
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Old January 20, 2009, 10:09 AM   #11
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I didn't realize that ammo was now available from so many sources.
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Old January 24, 2009, 10:13 PM   #12
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Old Western Scrounger gone

Just a note. In my search, I found Old Western Scrounger
to be out of business. Some type of law suite was suggested.
But the website is down.
http://www.ows-ammo.com/

I am writing http://www.gadcustomcartridges.com $25 for 20 and
www.buffaloarms.com has them also, $39 for 20.

I am pursuing both.

Thanks for the input.

I am beginning to check ebay for a clip. Maybe I can find one.
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Old February 7, 2013, 10:47 AM   #13
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1905 35 Cal Ammo/Magazine

I have access to 30 original rounds and magazine for the 1905 35 SLR rifle. Pls contact me at devildog669@suddenlink.net for info. Thanks rod
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Old February 7, 2013, 09:46 PM   #14
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FWIW, the .32 WSL was the basis for the .30 Carbine. The first carbine cartridges were made with modified .32 WSL dies and had the .32 WSL headstamp.

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Old January 25, 2014, 10:15 AM   #15
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35 SLR Rifle Mag and Ammo

Greetings, I just happen to have a extra magazine for the 1905 SLR along with approximately 50 rounds of original ammo. My Great Uncle brought his SLR back from the war and has been in the family for many years. I sold the rifle a few years back to a friend however I still have an original magazine and ammo. you can contact me at devildog669@zipnet.us if interested. Thanks rod
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