Mismarked Winchester .40-60 WCF label


Here’s an interesting box of .40-60 WCF cartridges made by Winchester that someone recently contacted me about. The low resolution of the picture makes reading most of it difficult, but the line on the bottom of the label reads ‘Adapted to WINCHESTER MODEL 86 AND SINGLE SHOT RIFLES’. Unfortunately, the Model 1886 Winchester was not chambered for this cartridge; it was the Model 1876. This is a fairly late label for this cartridge, dating probably from the mid to late 1920s (the date code is illegible in the image).