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Old May 6, 2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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351 winchester

Have several 351 Winchester rounds.Rare? Any value? Thanks
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Old May 6, 2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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351 WSL is not overly rare, just not very common any more since they are not making rifles in that chambering any more. 351 WSL is still in demand at gun shows. But with just a few cartridges you may have to find someone who really wants just a few, like a cartridge collector.
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Old May 6, 2013, 04:18 PM   #3
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They do have slight collector value, but don't know actual value. The .351 WSL is of interest too because it was given consideration to fill the M1 carbine specifications.

.351 and .35 WSL cases were also used in developing the .357 Magnum program.

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Old May 9, 2013, 12:27 PM   #4
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The .351 is not practical for most shooters to use, as brass is either expesnive or non-existent, but can be made from .357 brass if you don't mind a bit of work, and have the equipment to turn down the rims and cut an extractor groove. Also, bullet diameter is not standard, so you have to cast your own, or swage down .357" bullets to .351", or possibly source them from someone or someplace that has them in stock.

They are neat rifles, but not in very high demand at all by today's shooters.

Rounds themselves are not "rare," and most shooters that do buy them, try to get full boxes, and ammo collectors it's fairly easy to get compared to say, original .44 Evans rounds.
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Old May 14, 2013, 05:13 PM   #5
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Brass for the .351 Winchester made from .357 Magnum brass will be approximately 0.100 short. The bullet will have to be seated out to factory OAL to get satisfactory functioning.

It is better to make .351 brass from .357 Remington Maximum cases to get the proper length.

Lee makes a .352 sizing die for swaging .357 bullets to the proper diameter.
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