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« on: June 01, 2016, 06:52:01 pm »

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 10:39:38 am »

Interestingly, I just acquired a New Model Evans rifle with a 30-inch barrel.  Haven't had time to do anything with it yet. There is an outfit that can make cartridges for it: Colorado Custom Cartridge Co., LLC.  Haven't had time to contact them, or figure out just how to load ammo.  NOT cheap! About $2 a round!  Their web site is .  Apparently, you can make brass by shortening .445 Winchester, or loading .44 Magnum brass with a long bullet. Again, I haven't had time to experiment. Also, there is the question of bullet diameter, and whether, as the linked site video stated, you have to use a hollow-base, sub-diameter bullet or not.  We'll see... Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2016, 06:17:49 am »

We had one at the gun shop I worked at back in the late '80's early '90's. All the weight is in the rear of the rifle.
There were two calibers: 44 Short and 44 New Model or Long. Brass can be made from 38-40 for the Short and 30-40 for the Long. The rim needs to be trimmed and the base swaged down on both. I think the Short is 1" long and the Long is 1.4" long.
I think the 44 Short cambering would hold 34 rounds and the Long would hold a little over 20 rounds.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2016, 12:05:03 pm »

Here is a handy-dandy cartridge measurement table. I couldn't see the name "Evans", but the 440 short & long might be what you're looking for?

BTW: scroll to the bottom to select tables for rifle calibers, etc.

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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 02:22:26 pm »

Got a new model Evans rifle ( and three other Evans configurations) that appears to have had a cleaning rod;
a plugged hole in front of the (short) fore-end and two dove-tails that probably held
cleaning rod retainers,  would anyone be able to produce detailed pictures on how this would have looked?
So I will be able to get it in its Original? condition. The features are there anyway.
Thanks on any info on these interesting guns.
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