Raised WRACo headstamp


#1

Does anybody know the dates the raised W.R.A. Co. headstamps were used on the 44WCF? The earliest date is 1885/1886 but at what point was the raised design discontinued?

Thanks


#2

I was not aware that there was any information available regarding when these raised WRACo .44 WCF (as well as .44-90 S.S. and 40-60) headstamps were produced, so the 1885/86 beginning date is news to me. Anyone know of any factory records coming to light that address these raised headstamps?


#3

Going by memory…UMC began using raised headstamps on several calibers in 1884, and had gone to impressed headstamps by 1886-1887, so perhaps the Winchester examples fall into the same time frame…

Randy