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Remington Hepburn caliber ?
Jan 26th, 2013 at 10:05am
 
Hi Guys, I'm looking at a Remington Hepburn that has 32 2 1/4 stamped on the barrel. I asked the guy selling it just exactly  what it was. He said it was a 32 Remington Hepburn. I looked it up in my Cartridges of the World and they don't mention that one. And they say the 32-40 Remington is 2 1/8. Any ideas ? Thanks, Dale.
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Re: Remington Hepburn caliber ?
Reply #1 - Jan 26th, 2013 at 1:15pm
 
If it's a 32-40 Remington, it would actually be a .30 caliber at about .308"-.309".  Bob
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Reply #2 - Jan 27th, 2013 at 8:28am
 
The Remington 32-40 is a proprietary caliber, not the same as the common 32-40 Marlin Ballard, as mentioned above.
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Reply #3 - Jan 27th, 2013 at 8:43am
 
40-82Hepburn wrote on Jan 27th, 2013 at 8:28am:
The Remington 32-40 is a proprietary caliber, not the same as the common 32-40 Marlin Ballard, as mentioned above.



As mentioned above?

Wasn't there an identical thread posted just a while back?

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Reply #4 - Jan 27th, 2013 at 8:46am
 
In my Donnelly book of case conversions it lists the 32-40 Remington Hepburn also known as 32-40 Remington.
Case length is 2.13 it lists the case as a straight taper. and the base case as the British 303. Bullet as .309. If anybody wants to look it up its on page 377.

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Reply #5 - Jan 27th, 2013 at 8:52am
 
I tried to find the other thread using the search function.  As usual it doesn't work. Is it me or is the search function simply turned off? Very frustrating.   Angry

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Reply #6 - Jan 28th, 2013 at 10:05am
 
I probably didn't put down my question in the way I wanted. Or I could of put it down in a better way. What I was aiming for was since the barrel marking on this Hepburn is 32 2 1/4 and the 32-40 Remington cartridge is stated to be 32 2 1/8, is this one and the same? I guess I'll take for granted this rifle is a 32-40 Remington and leave it at that. I didn't quite know what you meant, Mr. Westerner, about there being an identical thread awhile back. Sorry, I didn't know about it or missed it. Dale.
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Reply #7 - Jan 28th, 2013 at 11:36am
 
I remember the thread. Since it could have been in several different categories, makes it hard to find. Wished I knew how to use the search function. I don't think it works.  In the thread I posted a picture of two original cartridges The Winchester version and the Remington.  If your bore is .308 ish, you have the Remington version.
Base and rim diameter of the Rem is larger than the Win case.

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Reply #8 - Jan 28th, 2013 at 11:38am
 
Here it is again. 32/40 Remington on the left.

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Reply #9 - Jan 28th, 2013 at 1:18pm
 
Thanks Joe, I appreciate the info and picture. dale.
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Reply #11 - Jan 28th, 2013 at 10:50pm
 
Thanks Joe, Just what I needed. Really do appreciate it. Dale.
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Reply #12 - Feb 3rd, 2013 at 11:16am
 
I got to see a 32-40 R  barrel this week at a show.  Dropped the wisdom the it was different from a winchester and the barrel came off a Hepburn and was probably a .308.     He was not interested in selling  as he thought there was a project in the distant future. 

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