.38-40 Win., .38-40 WCF by Winchester, JSP, One Cartridge not a Box.
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“This caliber is currently obsolete”.
One Cartridge, not a box, the picture of the box is for reference only!
One Cartridge, not a box: 38-40 Winchester also called .38 Winchester and .38 WCF (Winchester Center Fire) Winchester factory with Winchester brass cases with “W-W 38-40 WIN” Head-Stamp and loaded with 180 grain JSP (Jacketed Soft Point) projectile, and “
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History of the.38/40 Winchester Cartridge:
The 38-40 WCF ( Winchester Center-Fire) or 38/40 Winchester was introduced originally as a black-powder cartridge in 1874 for the Winchester Model 73 Lever-Action rifle.
It is basically a 44-40 case (which came out in 1873) necked down to 38 caliber and with current smoke-less gun-powders it produces up to 500 foot pounds of energy and a velocity of 1,200 feet per second.
Like many multi-purpose cartridges this was chambered in both rifles and revolver. Still in use today.
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