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Bullard 40-65

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--- Quote from: Dave T on November 29, 2021, 05:42:30 PM ---Your Bullard looks to be in pretty good condition.  Can you tell us any more about it.  Is that original finish?  How was the bore?  And most interesting to me, are you shooting black powder and if so what load/bullet/case are you using?

And finally, congratulations on another piece of history saved, experienced, and appreciated.


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Yes, it is original. I was in a gun store when a guy showed up with several guns he wanted to consign and this was the first gun he pulled out of the case. 15 minutes later, I was walking out the door with it.

I have 2 original Winchester 1886’s in 40-65, one marked “Browning Brothers” the other maker “WF SHEARD”. I have shot a 40-65 quite a bit, so this would be easy to get shooting. It shot well enough that I got a couple grouse earlier this season with it.

I load 245 grain cast bullets with AA 5744 powder and it works well if you can hit what you’re aiming at.

King Medallion:
Congratulations on another successful hunt with an old rifle!

You are a lucky man indeed.

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