I found this box going through my ammo. I've had it for 30 plus years and don't know why. Anyone know the time period. This is a full box. Just wanted info or if any collectors or shooters of this ammo have any input. Thanks
According to Barnes' Cartridges of the World, the 40-65 was introduced by Win. in 1887 for the model 86 lever gun. Winchester catelogues listed the ammo until 1935.
The ammo has enjoyed a resurgence over the past 15 years with the popularity of Cowboy action shooting and BPCR competition. I know brass is available again from Starline, and loaded ammo might even be out there again.
The brass is actually rather easily made from 45-70 brass.
It fired a .403 bullet and factory loads gave it 1420 MV and 1165 FTlbs ME
There are a few web sites to buy and sell old and obsolete collector ammo. Those sites and Gunbroker may give you an idea of worth.
Thanks Zimmer, I checked a few sites but haven't found this box. Just trying to put a close date on it. I'm not a collector and have no idea where it came from or why I still have it. Never owned a 40-65
In days of yore, Winchester frequently put dates of manufacture on it's products. But they are not as apparent as one would think. There are numbers which look like a date but I can only make out the 3-28