Handgun Cartridge Detail

Cartridge Specifications for Caliber: .44-40 Win
.44-40 Winchester (.44 Winchester Centerfire (WCF))
.44-40 Winchester
Case Type: Rimmed, bottleneck
Introduced: 1873 Made For:Rifle
Cart Len:1.592-in Case Len:1.305-in
Case Dia:0.469-in Bul Dia:0.427-in
Ballistics approximated for:
7.5-inch revolver barrel
Cartridge Variants:
Only one cartridge currently available for this caliber.
Cartridge Used in Database
200 gr928 ft/sec383 ft-lbs
Rankings for
Cartridge Used in Database
PF: 185661 TKO: 11.325

This cartridge was developed for Winchester's Model 1873 rifle. It is yet another example of an early centerfire, black-powder cartridge that has been used in both pistols and rifles. While it is greatly outperformed by the .44 Remington Magnum, this caliber is making a comeback in Cowboy Action Shooting events.