.457 WWG (Wild West Magnum) One Cartridge, Not A Box! 1st edition, Nickel case!
Please Note: in the black background picture, left to right: 30 WWG, 35 WWG, 457 WWG vs 45-70 for size comparison.
See also 30 and 35 WWG cartridges below in related items.
For more information, please see below.
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Please Note: in the above picture on the right side black picture, left to right: 30 WWG, 35 WWG, 457 WWG vs 45-70 for size comparison.
First edition, nickel plated cases, all other editions made with copper case not nickel plated.
One Cartridge, not a box, the picture of the box is for reference only!
One Cartridge not a Box: First edition! 457 Wild West Gun proprietary Cartridge, produced by HSM for Wild West Guns, loaded with a 350 grain Swift A-Frame projectile in a older “First Run” with “Nickel Plated” case with “ WILD WEST GUN 457 WWG” Head-Stamp. Future cases will be brass only.
See also .30 and .35 WWG cartridges below in related items.
History of the 457 Wild West Gun proprietary Cartridge:
The 457 WWG proprietary cartridge was introduced in 2001 and was designed by Jim West of Wild West Guns Company in Alaska and is based on the 45-70 cases strengthened and lengthened to handle pressures of 43,000 pound per square inch vs. 28,000 for the 45-70 Government, pushing a 350 grain, 45 caliber bullet at about 2,300 feet per second.
History of the 30and 35 WWG for Wild West Gun proprietary Cartridges:
In early 2019 Wild West Guns announced the new .30 WWG and the .35 WWG proprietary cartridges at the Shot Show in Las Vegas, basically necked down version of the .457 WWG proprietary cartridge.
History of the Wild West Guns:
Wild West Guns was founded by Jim West of Anchorage, Alaska in 1992. They are known not for being on the Discovery Channel with their own TV show (Wild West Alaska), but also for being one of the best gunsmith-ing stores in the USA, if not the world.
They first obtained recognition for their Race Guns, and subsequently developed and introduced in 1999 the now world-famous CoPilot, a lever-action, take-down rifle, chambered in 45-70 Government.
Later in 2001 with the new 457 Wild West Gun proprietary cartridge, and the 30WWG and 35 WWG proprietary cartridges became available in 2021. See below in related items