View Full Version : Winchedter Model 1901 - 10 Gauge

Surprising Smith
March 30, 1999, 01:46 AM
I have recently purchased one of these lever action shotguns. I plan to shoot smokeless powder and wonder if anyone has any ideas where I can get loading components/info for this gun.

March 30, 1999, 12:42 PM
Have you tried the powder companies websites?
www.hodgdon.com (http://www.hodgdon.com)
www.accuratearms (http://www.accuratearms)
www.lapua.com/vihtavouri/ (http://www.lapua.com/vihtavouri/)
www.winchester.com (http://www.winchester.com) then click reloading pages
www.imrpowder.com (http://www.imrpowder.com)
These are the ones I can think of offhand. Go to Shooters and you should be able to find more.
If I recall correctly, all 1901s were built with steel barrels for smokeless powder, unlike most of the 1887s.
Gunslinger, if you're reading this could you confirm this or correct me?

James K
April 4, 1999, 05:08 PM
FAL308 is right; the Model 1901 was made with a steel barrel, and made for smokeless powder, but do NOT use modern ammo.

The only 10 ga. made today is the 3 1/2 inch magnum, which, should you be able to chamber and fire it, would probably disassemble the old thing in an unorthodox manner!

Maybe someone can address the availability of cases; I don't know off hand of a source. I think that gun has 2 7/8" chambers so shells (empty or loaded) may not be available.

There is a pretty good collector market, going as high as $2000 for a really nice one.