Hi folks, I picked up a brand new in box (1984) Browning 1895. Miroku Japan, NO TANG SAFETY. It was chambered in 30-06, which is the most prestigous, most popular, annnnnnnnnd most boring dmn cartridge on the face of the planet. It's so boring, it's like corn flakes for the rest of your life. I almost turned the rifle into a toilet plunger or threw it away. To try and make this rifle interesting, like it should be, I sent it off. The cartridge that the rifle is going to be chambered for is VERY simple, no stuffing crayons in a flippin brass case with gun powder to resize cases, or any other outrageous processes for fire forming (400 whelen). No over-priced, horn-tootin madness for proprietary brass, ect(.411 hawk).
Here's the simplicity:
Neck up a 9.3x62 case to accept a .410 bullet. The ole 9.3 case is literally an improved case from the start with drastically less case taper than the 30-06 case. The dummy rounds have a nice little shoulder, just like the 400 whelen did when cylindrical brass was readily available to resize, back in the day. In this case, a newly available .410 350 grain swift A-frame. I suspect the .410 a-frames won't be produced for long, so I bought a large amount of em. Bullet selection isn't great, but oh well, such is life. Might be able to swage down .411 bulllets for more selection.
After reading some more Elmer Keith, I named it like Elmer would. Citing the last name of those involved, for example: .333 OKH.
I'll update yall when it comes back from the gunsmith. should be one week. anyhow, I won't be posting much, got boats I'm building, but I will post a picture of a large game animal taken with it...........I alllllways do
oh yeah.....barrel getting chopped down to 21 inches. should be 7 lbs even with peep sight. You aint lived till you've shucked a flipping 1895. Every-time I do, hair starts growing on my chest.............. annnnnnnnd my entire body, annnnnnnd i start to howl at the moon.