Winchester headstamps


#1

I am sure this has already been discussed somewhere, but I can’t locate the old threads

I would like to know when Winchester introduced and gave up the following headstamps

W.R.A.Co
W.R.A
W - W
W-W SUPER
WINCHESTER

Thanks


#2

[quote=“Pivi”]I am sure this has already been discussed somewhere, but I can’t locate the old threads

I would like to know when Winchester introduced and gave up the following headstamps

W.R.A.Co
W.R.A
W - W
W-W SUPER
WINCHESTER

Thanks[/quote]
Pivi, Winchester had a raised W on rimfires back in the 1870’s but, only for about a year I believe. I am sure you are asking about more modern ammo ? M. Rea


#3

Yes, I am interested to CF ammo. Anyway any added info about the various hds on rimfires would be highly appreciated


#4

Pivi–The dates for W.R.A.Co. and W.R.A. are from Dan Shuey’s book “W.R.A.Co.” and should be accurate. Most of the other dates are approximate based on my memory.

W.R.A.Co--------1878-1931 but used non a few loads to about 1937. Last known use was 1954 on 7.62x54R Russian.
W.R.A------------1930-circa 1960
W - W------------ca.1960 to about 1990, but mostly ca.1960-mid-1970’s
W-W SUPER-----ca.1975 to ca.1985
WINCHESTER----ca. 1985 to now. Mostly on larger rifle cartridges
WIN--------------ca. 1985 to now. Mostly on pistol and revolver.
SUPER SPEED—1933 to ca.1960


#5

Ron, can you also show what date ranges are listed for “Super-X” and “W-Super-W” headstamps?

Thanks


#6

DKConfigration–Super-X would be about the same as Super Speed. W-SUPER-W is contemporary with the standard W-W SUPER, except, as I understand it, the cases were made (and maybe even loaded) by some other company for Winchester.


#7

Also, as everyone probably knows, Super-X was Western and Super Speed was Winchester.