.38 Long Colt
It is slightly more powerful than the.38 Short Colt, or.38 SC. The.38 SC and.38 LC differ in length, and in bullet diameter, weight. The.38 Long Colts predecessor, the.38 Short Colt, used a bullet of 130 grains at a nominal 770 ft/s. The cylindrical shank or bearing surface of the bullet, just in front of the case mouth, is.374 or.375 in in diameter. A smaller-diameter portion of the bullet, the heel, is crimped inside the mouth, and the lubricant is outside the case. In contrast, the.38 Long Colt uses a. 357–.358 in bullet and this keeps the waxy lubricant from collecting grit which can damage the revolvers barrel. Colt, retained the single-diameter charge hole, so the bullet was grossly undersize as it traveled through the chamber throat. It was supposed to expand in the throat and be swaged down, or reduced again in diameter, as it entered the barrel, velocity was the same 770 ft/s, but bullets weighed 150 grains, resulting in a muzzle energy of 198 ft·lbf. A typical instance occurred in 1905 and was recounted by Col.
Louis A. LaGarde, Antonio Caspi. He was shot four times at close range in an encounter by a.38 Colts revolver loaded with U. S. Army regulation ammunition. He was finally stunned by a blow on the forehead from the end of a Springfield carbine. Col. LaGarde noted Caspis wounds were fairly well-placed, three entered the chest, perforating the lungs. One passed through the body, one lodged near the back, the fourth round went though the right hand and exited through the forearm. Army Ordnance purchased a number of M1902 revolvers for issue to officers deploying overseas. The.38 Long Colt remained in service until 1909, when the.45 M1909 cartridge was issued along with the.45 Colt New Service revolver as the new military sidearm for the U. S. Army. In civilian use, the.38 LC was chambered in a number of Colt revolvers, various U. S. police forces adopted the cartridge. However, the cartridge became nearly extinct after Smith & Wessons more powerful.38 Special cartridge became popular as a civilian. By 1908, even Colt was chambering their new Police Positive and New Army revolvers in.38 Colt Special,9 mm caliber Table of handgun and rifle cartridges Cartridge Dimensions at Steves Pages Ballistics By The Inch.38 Long Colt Results
Table of handgun and rifle cartridges
Table of selected handgun, submachine gun and machine gun cartridges by common name. Data values are the highest found for the cartridge, and might not occur in the same load, number of manufacturers currently producing complete cartridges - e. g. Norma, RWS, Winchester, Remington, Sellier&Bellot, Prvi Partizan. May be none for obsolete and wildcat cartridges, a guide to the recoil from the cartridge, and an indicator of bullet penetration potential. The. 30-06 Springfield is considered the limit for tolerable recoil for inexperienced rifle shooters
Winchester Repeating Arms Company
The Winchester Repeating Arms Company was a prominent American maker of repeating firearms, located in New Haven, Connecticut. The ancestor of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company was the Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson partnership of Norwich, Jennings rifle was a commercial failure, and Robbins & Lawrence ceased production in 1852. Smith designed a much-improved rifle based on Jennings, and the partners hired away Robbins & Lawrence shop foreman Benjamin Tyler Henry. In 1855 the Smith & Wesson partnership, in order to manufacture what they called the Volcanic lever-action rifle and pistol, sought investors and its largest stockholder was clothing manufacturer Oliver Winchester. The Volcanic rifle had only limited success, the company moved to New Haven in 1856, but by the end of that year became insolvent. Oliver Winchester and his partner John M. Davies purchased the firms assets from the remaining stockholders. After Smiths departure Benjamin Henry continued to work with a Smith development project, the self-contained metallic rimfire cartridge, Henry supervised a new rifle design based loosely on the Volcanic to use the new ammunition, retaining only the general form of the breech mechanism and the tubular magazine.
This became the Henry rifle of 1860, which was manufactured by the New Haven Arms Company, the Henry rifle ensured New Haven Arms success, and together with the Spencer rifle established the lever-action repeater in the firearms market. In 1866 Benjamin Henry, angered over what he believed was inadequate compensation, Oliver Winchester, hastening back from Europe, forestalled the move and reorganized New Haven Arms yet again as the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Another extremely popular model was rolled out in 1873, the Model 1873 introduced the first Winchester center fire cartridge, the. 44-40 WCF. These rifle families are known as the Gun That Won the West. The Model 1873 was followed by the Model 1876, a version of the 73. It was chambered for longer, more powerful cartridges such as. 45-60 WCF. 45-75 WCF, Oliver Winchester died in December 1880, his son and successor, William Wirt Winchester, died of tuberculosis four months later. William Wirt Winchesters widow, Sarah Winchester, used her inheritance, several of these are still in production today through companies such as Browning, Navy Arms and others which have revived several of the discontinued models or produced reproductions.
The early years of the century found the Winchester Repeating Arms Company competing with new John Browning designs. The race to produce the first commercial self-loading rifle brought forth the.22 rimfire Winchester Model 1903 and centerfire Model 1905, Model 1907, and Model 1910 rifles. Winchester engineers, after ten years of work, designed the Model 1911 to circumvent Brownings self-loading shotgun patents, one of Winchesters premier engineers, T. C. Johnson, was instrumental in the development of these self-loading firearms and went on to superintend the designs of Winchesters classic Model 1912, Model 52 and Model 54
Smith & Wesson Model 19
The S&W Model 19 is a revolver produced by Smith & Wesson on its K-frame. The model 19 is chambered for.357 Magnum, the K-frame is somewhat smaller and lighter than the original N-frame.357, usually known as the S&W Model 27. The.357 Magnum is the oldest magnum handgun cartridge, Smith & Wesson played a major part in the development and success of the cartridge and revolver that went with it. Firearms writer and experimenter Philip Sharpe is credited for its development during the 1930s when police agencies were asking for a more powerful round. S&Ws Dan Wesson agreed to produce a new revolver that would handle high-intensity.38 Special loads, but only if Winchester would develop a new cartridge. Winchester introduced the.357 Magnum, which was identical to the.38 Special except for a.125 inch longer case. Retired Assistant Chief Patrol Inspector of the U. S, border Patrol, famous gunfighter, and noted firearms and shooting skills writer Bill Jordan consulted with Smith & Wesson on the design and characteristics of the Model 19.
Jordans idea for a peace officers dream sidearm was a heavy-barreled four-inch K-Frame.357 Magnum with a shrouded barrel like the big N-frame.357 and adjustable sights. The.357 Magnum, four-inch barreled model was standard issue to uniformed officers of the former U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as well as Patrol Agents of the U. S, border Patrol until both agencies adopted.40 caliber semi-automatic pistols. The.357 Magnum,2. 5” barreled model was standard issue to Special Agents of the former U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as well as Patrol Agents of the U. S. Border Patrol working plain clothes assignments until both agencies adopted.40 caliber semi-automatic pistols.5,4, or 6-inch barrel lengths, the weights are 30.5 ounces,36 ounces, and 39 ounces, respectively. The 2. 5- and 3-inch barrel versions had round butts, the Model 19 was produced from 1957 to November 1999. The Model 66 was produced from 1970 until 2005, the Model 66 differed by its use of stainless steel and its smooth target-type trigger.
The Model 19 and the Model 66 had the same trigger options, engineering changes were designated with a dash- number after the model number. The engineering changes are as follows,19, Stamping of model number, 19-1, Change extractor rod, right to left-hand thread. 19-2, Cylinder stop changed, deleted triggerguard screw,50 manufactured with 2.5 barrel, serial range K544672–K544721. 19-3, Relocation of rear sight leaf screw, 19-4, Change gas ring from yoke to cylinder. 19-5, Eliminate cylinder counterbore and pinned barrel, small change in length to 1.62
Smith & Wesson Model 10
In production since 1899, it is a six-shot double-action revolver with fixed sights. Over its long run it has been available with barrel lengths of 2 in,3 in,4 in,5 in. Barrels of 2.5 inches are known to have made for special contracts. Some 6,000,000 of the type have been produced over the years, making it the most popular centerfire revolver of the 20th century. In 1899, the United States Army and Navy placed orders with Smith & Wesson for two to three thousand Model 1899 Hand Ejector revolvers chambered for the M1892.38 Long Colt U. S, in 1902 the.38 Military & Police was introduced, featuring substantial changes. These included major modification and simplification of the internal lockwork and the addition of a locking underlug on the barrel to engage the previously free-standing ejector rod, barrel lengths were 4,5,6, and 6.5 inches with a rounded butt. Serial numbers for the Military & Police ranged from number 1 in the series to 20,975, most of the early M&P revolvers chambered in.38 Special appear to have been sold to the civilian market.
By 1904, S&W was offering the.38 M&P with a rounded or square butt, and 4-, 5-, heat treating of cylinders began in 1919. The S&W Model 10 military revolvers produced from 1942 to 1944 had serial numbers with a V prefix and it is noteworthy that early Victory Models did not always have the V prefix. Most Victory Models sent to Britain were fitted with 4-inch or 5-inchbarrels, the Victory Model was used by United States forces during World War II, being chambered in the well-known and popular.38 Special cartridge. Some of these remained in service well into the 1990s with units of the United States Armed Forces. Until the introduction of the Beretta M9 9mm pistol in 1990, U. S. Army helicopter crew members, criminal Investigation Division agents were issued.38 caliber revolvers with two inch barrels. The Victory Model remained in use with Air National Guard tanker, rechambering of. 38-200 cylinders to.38 Special results in oversized chambers, which may cause problems. Lee Harvey Oswald was carrying a re-chambered Victory Model when he was apprehended on November 22,1963, other distinguishing features of the Victory Model revolver are the lanyard loop at the bottom of the grip frame, and the use of smooth walnut grip panels.
However some early models did use a grip, most notably the pre-1942 manufacture. After World War II, Smith & Wesson returned to manufacturing the M&P series, in 1957, Smith & Wesson adopted the convention of using numeric designations to distinguish their various models of handguns, and the M&P was renamed the Model 10. The M&P/Model 10 has been available in blued steel finish and nickel finish for most of its production run. The model has offered throughout the years with both the round butt and square butt, i. e. grip patterns
The word bullet is a firearm term. A bullet is a projectile expelled from the barrel of a firearm, the term is from Middle French and originated as the diminutive of the word boulle which means small ball. Bullets are made of a variety of materials and they are available singly as they would be used in muzzle loading and cap and ball firearms, as part of a paper cartridge, and much more commonly as a component of metallic cartridges. Bullets are made in a numbers of styles and constructions depending on how they will be used. Many bullets have specialized functions, such as hunting, target shooting, defense, a bullet is not a cartridge. In paper and metallic cartridges a bullet is one component of the cartridge, bullet sizes are expressed by their weight and diameter in both English and Metric measurement systems. For example.22 caliber 55 grain bullets or 5. 56mm 55 grain bullets are the same caliber, the word bullet is often used colloquially to refer to a cartridge, which is a combination of the bullet, paper or metallic case/shell and primer.
This use of bullet, when cartridge is intended, leads to confusion when the components of a cartridge are discussed or intended, the bullets used in many cartridges are fired at a muzzle velocity faster than the speed of sound. Meaning they are supersonic and thus can travel a substantial distance, bullet speed through air depends on a number of factors such as barometric pressure, air temperature, and wind speed. Subsonic cartridges fire bullets slower than the speed of sound and so there is no sonic crack and this means that a subsonic cartridge such as.45 ACP can be effectively suppressed to be substantially quieter than a supersonic cartridge such as the.223 Remington. Bullets do not normally contain explosives, but damage the target by impact. The first use of gunpowder in Europe was recorded in 1247 and it had been used in China for hundreds of years. Later in 1364 hand cannon appeared, early projectiles were made of stone. Stone was used in cannon and hand cannon, in cannon it was eventually found that stone would not penetrate stone fortifications which gave rise to the use of heavier metals for the round projectiles.
Hand cannon projectiles developed in a similar following the failure of stone from siege cannon. The first recorded instance of a ball from a hand cannon penetrating armor occurred in 1425. In this photograph of shot retrieved from the wreck of the Mary Rose which was sunk in 1545, the round shot are clearly of different sizes and some are stone while others are cast iron. The development of the hand culverin and matchlock arquebus brought about the use of cast lead balls as projectiles, bullet is derived from the French word boulette, which roughly means little ball
Winchester Model 121
The Winchester Model 121 is a single-shot bolt-action.22 caliber rimfire rifle that was produced from 1967 to 1973 by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. The 121 can fire.22 Short.22 Long, or.22 Long Rifle cartridges from its 20¾ barrel, the barrel rifling is 1 turn in 16 inches with a right-hand twist. The bolt is a controlled-round feed design and utilizes dual locking lugs on the front, the Model 121 came with iron sights, with the rear sight being adjustable for elevation and windage. The receiver is grooved to accept a scope if one is so desired. The Model 121s stock is a one-piece modified Monte Carlo, made of American hardwood with a Walnut finish, the Winchester 121 was available as a Deluxe model or a Youth model. The 121 Deluxe featured a stock with a comb, sling swivels, a front ramp sight with a dovetailed bead. The 121 Youth used a shorter length-of-pull stock that measured 12¼ inches, the Winchester Model 131 is a clip feed bolt action repeater. Unlike the model 121 the safety is manual and it is not turned on when a round is loaded, the safety may be on or off when a round is loaded.
Incorrect assembly of the safety mechanism on the Model 131 can cause accidental discharge, verify the safe operation of the safety mechanism before operating this firearm. This firearm was sold as a Sears Model 2C and should be given the same consideration, the Winchester Model 141 is a tubular feed bolt action repeater. Sears and Roebuck sold a private version of the 121
Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean, the geography and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the worlds third- or fourth-largest country by area, third-largest by land area. It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the following the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution. On July 4,1776, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power.
The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the status as a global military power. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower. The U. S. is a member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States. The United States is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. While the U. S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge economy, the United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.
In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci
Winchester Model 52
The Winchester Model 52 was a bolt-action. 22-caliber target rifle introduced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1920. For many years it was the premier smallbore match rifle in the United States, known as the King of the. 22s, the Model 52 has been called by Field & Stream one of the 50 best guns ever made and by Winchester historian Herbert Houze perfection in design. The rifle to be designated the Model 52 was designed from the ground up as an accuracy rifle — the worlds first production.22 to be so conceived. It was initially hoped that the Army could be persuaded to buy a bolt-action smallbore training rifle in addition to-or in place of-its existing contracts for Model 1885s. Yet despite the appearance of its early versions, the Model 52 was never a military rifle, as the Army only purchased 500 of the initial production for trial. In February 1918 the company assigned designers Thomas Crosley Johnson and Frank Burton to begin work on the new match rifle. Johnson quickly obtained approval for a receiver based closely on that of the Model D, with the externals settled and Burton turned to developing the action for what was now Experimental Design No.111.
Each built a prototype of his own design in Winchesters Model Shop, whelen further recommended that pre-production samples be rushed out in time for the National Matches at Caldwell, New Jersey that August. Six G22R prototypes were readied, and equipped five individual event winners and the victorious U. S. Dewar Cup team, full production as Model 52 was authorized on 11 September 1919 and commenced in April 1920. The Model 52 was a non-rotating, rear-locked bolt-action design, the Model D-derived receiver was cylindrical and machined from a forged billet, and of substantial thickness. The bolts dual locking lugs were part of the rotating bolt-handle collar, the bolt itself was undercut for the forward third of its length and rode on polished flats, a projecting lug at the front edge caught the top cartridge in the magazine. The bolt face was rebated so as to surround the case rim, dual-opposed sprung claw extractors were inlet into the sides of the bolt, providing controlled cartridge feed.
A fixed blade-type ejector was located at the rear of the loading platform, the one-piece striker terminated in a Springfield-like knurled cocking-piece. The wing safety was mounted on the side of the receiver. The Model 52 went through many alterations over its sixty years and these changes were not systematic, improvements to the action, stock and so on were made on an ad hoc basis, and it is clearer to treat these alterations so separated rather than as models. From beginning to end the barrels were marked Winchester Model 52 without a letter, Winchester catalogs and advertising literature did not mention letter designators until the 1950s. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Model 52D represented an upgrade of the entire rifle. In addition, Burton redesigned the firing pin so as to reduce its travel from approximately.5 to.125, all of which resulted in a much faster lock time, at this time the original models knurled cocking-piece disappeared, replaced by a short trapezoidal boss
M1895 Lee Navy
The Lee Model 1895 was a straight-pull, cam-action magazine rifle adopted in limited numbers by the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps in 1895 as a first-line infantry rifle. It fired a 6mm cartridge, which used a smokeless powder, was semi-rimless. The 6mm U. S. N. or Lee Navy Cartridge was used in the version of the Colt–Browning Model 1895 machinegun. By 1894, the U. S. Navy desired to adopt a modern small-bore, Naval authorities decided that the new cartridge should be adaptable to both rifles and machine guns. On August 1,1894 a naval test board was convened at the Naval Torpedo Station in Newport, per the terms of the Notice to Inventors, the new government-designed 6mm U. S. N a. k. a. Ball Cartridge, 6mm was the only permitted for rifles tested before the Naval Small Arms Board. The rifle action was required to withstand the firing of five overpressure cartridges with a pressure of 60,000 psi. In a second set of trials the Model 1893/94 Luger 6-mm Rifle, the Durst prototype fractured the receiver in firing and was withdrawn from the test, while the Luger Rifle performed excellently.
Lugers submission had only one major disadvantage, it failed to meet government specifications, the Lee turning bolt design was considered to be a good one, but marred by its magazine system, which the Small Arms Board found to be problematic. The Board thought so highly of the Luger Rifle that it recommended purchase of either a prototype or an option to purchase the rights to manufacture. Apparently this never came to pass, as Luger not only declined to submit its design in the Navys government 6mm chambering, the first naval contract for the M1895 was let to Winchester for 10,000 rifles in January 1896. However, deliveries of the shipment of 10,000 rifles were not completed until 1897, owing to delays caused by manufacturing issues. The latter included a significant change in specification, which required extensive test firings followed by recalibration of the sights. Of the 10,000 rifles produced under the first contract,1,800 were issued to the U. S. Marine Corps, rifles with a serial number below 13390 were made prior to December 31,1898.
The additional small quantity purchases by the Navy as well as all sporting models fall into the 10000–15000 serial range, military rifles have 28-inch barrels and navy anchor stamp, while rifles made for civilian sale have 24-inch barrels and no anchor. A second contract was let on February 7,1898 for an additional 5,000 rifles at $18.75 each and this second contract began delivery in August 1898 and was completed in December 1898. Overall, the Lee had a reputation for reliability in the field, beginning in 1898, during the Marine expeditionary campaign in Cuba, reports emerged from the field criticizing the floating extractor design. Designed by inventor James Paris Lee, the rifle weighed 8.3 pounds and was about 48 in long
The M1 carbine is a lightweight, easy to use.30 caliber semi-automatic carbine that was a standard firearm for the U. S. military during World War II, the Korean War and well into the Vietnam War. The M1 carbine was produced in variants and was widely used by not only the U. S. military. It has been a civilian firearm. The M2 carbine is the version of the M1 carbine capable of firing in both semi-automatic and full-automatic. The M3 carbine was an M2 carbine with an infrared scope system. Despite its name and similar appearance, the M1 carbine is not a version of the M1 Garand rifle. It is a different firearm and it fires a different type of ammunition. It was simply called a carbine because it is smaller and lighter than the Garand. On July 1,1925, the U. S. Army began using the current naming system where the M is the designation for Model, the M1 rifle was the first rifle developed under this system. The M1 carbine was the first carbine developed under this system, the M2 carbine was the second carbine developed under the system, etc.
Prior to World War II, U. S. Army Ordnance received reports that the full-size M1 rifle was too heavy and cumbersome for most support troops to carry. During prewar and early war field exercises, it was found that the M1 Garand impeded these soldiers mobility, as a rifle would frequently catch on brush, bang the helmet. Many soldiers found the rifle slid off the shoulder unless slung diagonally across the back, Germanys use of glider-borne and paratroop forces to launch surprise attacks behind the front lines, generated a request for a new compact infantry weapon to equip support troops. This request called for a compact, lightweight defensive weapon with greater range and firepower than handguns, while weighing half as much as the Thompson submachine gun or the M1 rifle. The U. S. Army decided that a carbine would adequately fulfill all of these requirements, Paratroopers were added to the list of intended users and a folding-stock version would be developed. In 1938, the Chief of Infantry requested that the Ordnance Department develop a rifle or carbine.
This led to a competition in 1941 by major U. S. firearm companies, Winchester at first did not submit a carbine design, as it was occupied in developing the. 30-06 Winchester M2 Military Rifle. The rifle originated as a design by Jonathan Ed Browning, brother of the famous firearm designer John Browning. 30-06 M2 rifle, Williams incorporated his short-stroke piston in the existing design
Winchester Model 1892
When asked by Winchester to design an improved lever action to compete with a recent Marlin offering, John Browning said he would have the prototype completed in under a month or it would be free. Within 2 weeks, Browning had a prototype of the 92. Calibers for the rifle vary and some are custom-chambered, the original rounds were the. 32-20. 38-40, and. 44-40 Winchester centerfire rounds, followed in 1895 by the new. 25-20. A few Model 92s chambered for.218 Bee were produced in 1936-38, rifles in. 44-40 proved to be most popular, far outstripping sales of the other chamberings. The Winchester Models 53 and 65 were relabeled Model 1892s, admiral Robert E. Peary carried an 1892 on his trips to the North Pole. and Secretary of War Patrick Hurley was presented with the one millionth rifle on December 13,1932. Famous Amazon explorer Percy Fawcett carried a Winchester 92 on his expeditions,1,007,608 Model 1892 rifles were made by the original Winchester company. The Depression greatly effected sales of the Winchester 92, and at the start of World War Two Winchester dropped production when it retooled for the war effort, production was not resumed after the war.
Model 92 manufacture was resumed in the 1970s by Amadeo Rossi in Brazil, more recently by Chiappa Firearms, an Italian factory, by Browning in Japan, and by Winchester in Japan. In its modern form, using updated materials and production techniques, the Model 1892s action is strong enough to chamber high pressure handgun rounds, such as.357 Magnum.44 Magnum, and.454 Casull. Despite being designed for cartridges, the 1892s dual forward locking-block action is actually stronger than Brownings rear-locked Model 1894. John Wayne famously carried Model 92s in dozens of films and owned several personally, other notable screen 92s were those of Chuck Connors in The Rifleman TV series, and Steve McQueens Mares Leg in Wanted, Dead or Alive. This latter practice mirrored the real cowboys, who found it convenient to carry a rifle and a revolver chambered with the same ammunition. Garate, Anitua y Cia of Eibar, Spain copied the Model 1892 as El Tigre in.44 Largo with a 22-inch barrel,12 shot magazine, military sights, many were made with sling swivels.
Production between 1915-1937 totalled 1,034,687 rifles, from 1923 on they were issued to various Spanish services including the Guardia Civil. El Tigre carbines were exported in large numbers to South American countries, Winchester ended production of the Model 1892 in 1941, arms manufacturers such as Browning and Rossi have continued to produce copies. Versions of the Model 1892 have continued to be produced almost continuously since Winchester ended its production run and they range in quality and price from midrange firearms to highly decorated presentation pieces. Winchester produced limited numbers of the Model 1892 in 1997, in November,2006, Winchester announced the Model 1892 John Wayne 100th Anniversary Rifle, chambered in Win 44-40. Since then, Winchester has offered several versions of the Model 1892, in early 2012, Winchester produced a limited number of Large Loop Carbines in 4 calibers.44 Magnum.357 Magnum. 44-40 and.45 Colt