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Title: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
Post by: Bryan Austin on December 17, 2019, 06:55:38 AM
Only for those who might be interested.

This information is listed in Winchester's 1875 catalog. We all know the 66' was a rimfire but the 44-40 downloaded to 1,125fps can do the same thing...yes...with black powder, but for those that don't like black powder, feel free to use smokeless. It's a free country remember!!!!!

Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland

October 8th, 1866

 

300 Paces (250 YARDS)  FOR FUN, KICK IT UP TO 300 YARDS
Target - 6ft x 6 ft
Large squares - 6"

Small squares - 1/10th" (5 squares in 6")

The Winchester 66' grouped 29 of 30 shots inside 18" x 18"

The following photos are from those targets from 300 paces to 1,000 paces and one "off-hand" shooting at 300 paces.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/PCWcV8r-84a9gA-Ya8zfCgzY5C3emHCztQPyz97E2KGWVLCAqKfeDIWOtBRPq0F0hq4asByz7Eu1SJOdbWifNgalz-nEVccPMCYatOIlByo6ADqz6F-D=w1280) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/ZW3smF0rzLo5tmVdhv4uFpZg-ksfqU5_haeGtc4WvLz52gDtKAMbN71HyT3tQHmtnKXepDbb0AeUXkkdofvcnLrvoqWTa_TkPSyNN-rFffnHGHkVqOA=w1280)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/BYKqRu69Lui2Z0CVQ9WR5GJS4-ZU3LbjYx-UrtbmnjKTUiuRIUsto5BuCUnhUc10oVqnGcmIE7FeB9rTx5h8mbc3BamxyQP7eReA2XCwdVqwCkejXA=w1280) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/qhDWMwiOoaQq21y8aJBI2EdXFs_NIH1dC9WNQkvI7_ptmQTgrM4qn4aokLsy7ItxJu7SE9eepBxbkPENiHWQw2zLZA4k3pKdGLmAgi_-YCey71cJhuif=w1280)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SPwpIjrw_EP_SEBdOzLIccGA4N3iryQhcK300vYD6FUaBjyQIhP5-gHsUlP6ZKiEuJQ8yLOYDYoXnjnFNQM-Yks7LVYO3aV0pc4uk4hI8kD2vNCS12M=w1280) (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/cBQ_8V9YGTGUSS1_-ifDMsZhpjzJMKsPh9NJx0GCSMG8NxG7Mk9Kj582cetanW11eHIvW7pR58p1I3VfCO4C6naC-kXxAeX-U8EZLrlXtdQgGRuXBLdy=w1280)
Title: Re: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
Post by: Coffinmaker on December 17, 2019, 12:58:41 PM

I'm not really interested .... but Photo no load  :P
Title: Re: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
Post by: Bryan Austin on December 17, 2019, 01:18:55 PM
I'm not really interested .... but Photo no load  :P

yes you are, yes you are, yes you are  ;D

I guess the photo links won't link although they work for me.

Here is the direct link - https://sites.google.com/view/44winchester/44-wcf-history-and-indian-battlefield-artifacts/1866-switzerland-trials I just threw it up there to host the photos.
Title: Re: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
Post by: Major 2 on December 17, 2019, 02:38:11 PM
Interesting ...as side note Johann Vetterli was highly influenced by Winchester
he  combined the American Winchester Model 1866's tubular magazine with a regular bolt featuring for the first time two opposed rear locking lugs.
Title: Re: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
Post by: Coffinmaker on December 18, 2019, 09:08:59 AM

Velly Interestink (Stolen famous TV line).  Of course I was.  I think "minute of man" is quite acceptable at those distances.  I would hesitate to stand up and thumb my nose atcha.
Title: Re: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
Post by: Bryan Austin on December 18, 2019, 09:23:07 AM
Velly Interestink (Stolen famous TV line).  Of course I was.  I think "minute of man" is quite acceptable at those distances.  I would hesitate to stand up and thumb my nose atcha.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmYug0g1s2I
Title: Re: Official Swiss Commission, At Aarau, Switzerland October 8th, 1866
Post by: Blair on December 18, 2019, 01:42:02 PM
Know your limits and your guns abilities.
Hacksaws need not apply.
My best,
 Blair