I’m from Norway and I am new on this forum.
I have a special interest in Chas Newton and his cartridges.
I recently built a rifle chambered for the .30 Newton and are currently building one chambered for the .40 Newton.
I do also collect the Newton cartridges. I have most of them including wildcats based on them like the .400 Niedner, .400 Gipson and newer wildcats like the 9.3x64 Newton and .416 Newton.
However I still miss an original .22 Newton and a .270 Newton. I have .22 Newton cases based on both the 6mm Rem and 7x57, but no original cases. The .270 Newton seems to be very hard to get, although not designed by Newton, it’s still an interesting case.
So I wondered if any of you guys had any of this cases or know where to get them.
I have also read about a .33 Newton case produced by Speer with the .33 Newton headstamp. Have any of you seen one of those?
And there was some Newton cases produced at the German DWM factory. I have been in contact with Harald Wolf who builds a copy of the Newton Leverbolt rilfe, and he said that one the cases was a wildcat case based on the big Newton case. He had been to the museum and seen the factory records, but he couldn’t remember the dinmensions of the case. Does anyone know something about this?
I am also interested in information regarding the Newton Express and Adolph Express cases as well as the .30 Adolph, and possibly where to get them. Near impossible I know, they are very rare.
Last, Bruce Jennings writes in his book about a .450 Newton. Supposedly it fired a 500 grs bullet at 3000 fps. I have never heard mention of this case anywhere else, but maybe someone here has.