Description and Performance::.40-72 Winchester


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With the introduction of superior cartridges designed for smokeless powder, the .40-72 Winchester became obsolete and was soon dropped from production. Production of loaded cartridges by Winchester ceased in 1936.

Besides the Winchester 1895 lever-action, the .40-72 Winchester was chambered in the Winchester 1885 single-shot rifle.<ref>Whelen, Townsend. The American Rifle. The Century Co.: 1918, p. 43.</ref>

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