Whitney Phoenix 1874 Sporter

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Whitney Phoenix 1874 Sporter

Post by B1pw » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:43 am

The barrel is stamped 38 cal CF. It does not seem to be a 38-55 or a 38-40 or 38WCF. Any ideas what the cartridge might be?

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Post by Jerry Williams » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:51 pm

It might be a rim fire? Are you sure this is a center fire?
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Whitney Phoenix

Post by Rooster » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:42 am

I have a Phoenix marked the same way. I did a chamber cast and found it to be a 38 Ballard extra long.

You can use 357 max. brass and .358dia., 158gr. cast bullets and have a lot of fun plinking.

I also have one marked 40 cal., 50gr. CF (40/50 Sharps Bottle Neck).

These guns are a lot of fun. :D :D

Hope this helps.


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Post by B1pw » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:04 pm

I can use a .357 shell and a .358 bullet in a 38 caliber rifle? How accurate it your rifle at 100 and 200 yards?
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Dazed / confused

Post by crossfireoops » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:12 pm

You sound as much Dazed,....as confused. :D

Go to this site's archives,....STUDY, ....LEARN

Having DONE so,.....SLUG your bore.

The advice you've been given thus far is all valid.

Particular area of study recomended....."Bullet Bump" :shock:

GTC 8)