9mm Win Mag

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Winchester94, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Winchester94

    Winchester94 New Member

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    I'm not sure if this is the right section or not, but it's a pistol caliber.

    I was flipping through a pamphlet from Winchester, most likely came with a gun my grandfather bought, that was from 1980. I was looking at a chart of centerfire pistol ammo they had out at the time and saw 9mm Win Mag on the list. I was curious if that was just another name for 9x23 Winchester or not? Also, why you don't really hear much about that round?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I believe it was designed for the Widley pistol and was a 9X29 straight wall case.

    It was a caliber designed for a firearm that had a short life and no other company picked it up.

    Kind of like the .45 Win Mag.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep- the 9mm magnum and .45 Magnum were for the (I think) Wildey, a BIG auto pistol. I have one round of 45 magnum, NO rounds of 9mm magnum. Was very scarce, and there was debate if it was even going to BE made.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9mm_Winchester_Magnum
     
  4. Winchester94

    Winchester94 New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I'd never heard of a Wildey chambered in 9mm Win Mag.
     
  5. crazycharlie2

    crazycharlie2 New Member

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    Is it Wildey or Widley?
    Most replies are probably right, but the spelling can't be all right.